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RJ Barrett snaps on ‘stupid-ass question’ with Knicks guarantee

RJ Barrett just can’t consider not getting another trip to Atlanta for a Game six on Friday.

Trailing the Hawks 3-1 in their first-spherical collection, the Knicks second-yr wing was questioned how he’d judge this time if they just can’t get out of the first spherical.

An edgy Barrett did not want to hear any of it soon after Wednesday’s early morning shootaround in advance of Game five at the Backyard garden.

RJ Barrett says the Knicks will beat the Hawks in Game 5
RJ Barrett says the Knicks will beat the Hawks in Game five
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“Why you received to be so destructive?” Barrett mentioned. “I ain’t contemplating about that. We’re winning tonight. I ain’t contemplating about that. C’mon bro. Silly-ass query.”

Certainly, the Knicks appear to be to be in a combative spirit – a excellent indicator. They’ll want almost everything they can muster. No Knicks team has at any time come again from a 1-3 deficit in 13 tries. Atlanta centre Clint Capela mentioned the Hawks are in New York “to set the Knicks on trip.”

Even if the Knicks can get again to Atlanta, it stands to be one particular closing night of magical basketball at The Mecca.

Taj Gibson mentioned, get or lose, this first-spherical collection was a stunning detail for the franchise.

“Have you witnessed the crowd and feelings all around the town – it reveals the adore,” Gibson mentioned. “I’ve been all around a lengthy time in some actually loud destinations. The ambiance in the Backyard garden, ambiance all around the town, people today continuously encouraging you about the activity.

“You go down and get a bagel or cup of espresso, every person is supplying us praise about what we’re accomplishing in shifting the lifestyle. The town is shelling out notice but we never come to feel we’re finished however. Suitable now it’s a beginning block to what the team needs to do and what organization needs to do as a total.”