Knicks fans chant ‘F— you Reggie’: Madison Square Garden crowd targets TNT announcer in Game 2 win vs. Pacers

The decades-old rivalry between the Knicks and Pacers is back in full force in the 2024 NBA Playoffs, as the Madison Square Garden crowd made clear Wednesday.

There is no love lost between New York and Indiana, dating back to six postseason meetings in eight years from 1993 to 2000.

TNT ensured NBA fans would be reminded of that when the network put former Pacers All-Star and known Madison Square Garden enemy Reggie Miller on the call for Game 2.

Before the game tipped off, Miller and Knicks superfan Spike Lee shared a moment to reminisce on their iconic back-and-forth from the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals.

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Spike brought two framed newspapers — headlined “Thanks a lot, Spike,” and “Spiked!” — from the day after Miller led Indiana on a double-digit fourth-quarter comeback in Game 5 and signaled a choking sign at New York’s No. 1 fan.

That was the only nice reception Miller would get for the rest of the night.

Knicks fans chant ‘F— you Reggie’ during Game 2 win

The Madison Square Garden crowd laid off Miller for most of the game, saving its energy to catalyze the Knicks to a 2-0 series lead over the Pacers.

Jalen Brunson overcame a second-quarter foot injury and returned to action, pouring in 29 points in three quarters to lead the charge for New York. OG Anunoby left the game with a hamstring injury but exited with a playoff career-high 28 points.

Donte DiVincenzo erupted for 28 points and six 3-pointers, while Josh Hart played a full 48 minutes and had 19 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.

The Pacers forced the Knicks to fight hard to the buzzer, but as New York iced the 130-121 win, the crowd let loose.

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“F— you, Reggie! F— you, Reggie!” the MSG faithful chanted, with the refrain ringing so loud that you could hear it through your television screen.

Just in case Miller didn’t hear it, Knicks forward Hart approached the TNT analyst as his teammate shot free throws to jokingly tell Miller just what the New York fans had to say.

Three decades later, Knicks fans had to remind Miller that they won’t ever forget what happened in those 1990s playoff series.


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