Knicks Donte DiVincenzo hits Pacers’ Myles Turner

New York Knicks shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner were involved in one of the teams’ clashes in Game 5. In what was a physical game from the start, things got complicated in some points with players engaging in face-to-face battles on more than one occasion.

In the midst of everyone was Donte DiVincenzo. In the first half, Isaiah Jackson put a hard block on the Knicks guard. An offensive foul was called, but some of DiVincenzo’s teammates took exception to the hit.

Isaiah Hartenstein came to his defense and clashed with Jackson. He also put a hand on his neck, pushing him away. Both were technically assessed along with Alec Burks, who in video replays shows he did nothing but try to remove Hartenstein from the situation.

With 4:27 remaining in the third quarter and the Knicks leading by 22 points, another incident occurred. This time it was Donte DiVincenzo involved in another screen set up by Myles Turner. A few words were exchanged and each player was given a double technical.

After the game DiVincenzo spoke about the incidents that occurred on the field. He called out the Pacers and Myles Turner, saying they’re trying to be something they’re not on the court.

“They were trying to be tough. This is not their identity…No one will fight in the NBA. Take the phallus, keep moving it. You’re not tough, just keep moving,” DiVincenzo said, via Ian Begley on X.