After a dominant victory, can the Knicks oust the Pacers in game 6? | Good Word with Goodwill

Yahoo Sports senior NBA reporter Vincent Goodwill analyzes the Knicks' monster win over the Indiana Pacers, offering insights for both teams as they head into game 6. Hear the full conversation on “Good Word with Goodwill” - part of the “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast - and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

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Now, speaking of getting their asses run over last night, that was the Knicks and the Pacers, the Pacers.

When I left my hotel, the Pacers were up like 16 and nine.

I was like, ok, this series is gonna go the way that I thought, you know, maybe the Knicks were round the bodies, all this other stuff.

I get to the arena a few minutes later, the Knicks are up like 16 and they wind up winning by 31 21 91.

They lead 32.

They go to Indy in a couple of days.

I think it's on Friday.

They, they have an extra day.

TIMS is a hell of a coach.

The fact that he put Deuce mcbride in the starting lineup in place of Precious LA.

You right, a fresher player, you're playing small across all four positions.

You got more space for Jalen Brunson and you got a guy that can pressure Tyrese Halliburton.

It was a nice wrinkle from the Knicks one.

Usually you don't see wrinkles from Tibbs Leighton series.

Now Tyrese Halliburton, he need to have a come to Jesus or come to his God conversation because he can't be out here taking nine shots like that is not going to be it.

I don't know if the Knicks are going to win game six.

I think they are better off trying to win game six than game seven.

Just because of the quick turnaround Friday night game to a Sunday afternoon game.

I would suspect that, that they will win this series because they're playing tougher.

I just wouldn't take no chances.

That's all if you can put them away on Friday.

The problem is the Pacers haven't lost the game at home since like three years ago.

So there's that.