To the victor go the spoils, and in fashionable occasions, the spoils comprise of attending to taunt your fallen opponent on social media.

After the Warmth defeated the Knicks, 96-92, in Recreation 6 on Friday evening in Miami to win their playoff sequence and advance to the Jap Convention finals, they’d just about no alternative however to take a potshot at ESPN character Stephen A. Smith, a fervent Knicks fan.

“You’ll be going again to the Backyard @stephenasmith… subsequent season. #WINNING,” the Warmth tweeted, with a waving hand emoji.

“I select to consider as a result of it ain’t over till it’s over,” Smith mentioned on ESPN previous to Recreation 6, in line with Sports activities Illustrated.

“Historical past says Miami Warmth up 3–1 within the postseason are 14-0 all-time. Historical past says New York Knicks down 3-1 in postseason 0-14 all-time. This isn’t simply an opportunity to vary historical past, it’s an opportunity to make historical past. What you going to do? This orange and blue.

This time, all you want is one recreation. … all of your soul … all of your blood… your effort … one recreation… to get them again to the Backyard. How a lot would you like it? How a lot do you want it?”

The Warmth defeated the Knicks 96-92 on Friday evening to advance to the Jap Convention Finals.
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Stephen A. Smith wanted the Knicks to get one more win and send the series back to Madison Square Garden
Stephen A. Smith needed the Knicks to get yet one more win and ship the sequence again to Madison Sq. Backyard
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After the sport, Smith was in prime type, lavishing reward on Jalen Brunson for being “the one one who confirmed up” with a 41-point efficiency, lambasting RJ Barrett and imploring the Knicks to commerce away Julius Randle and to attempt to land Damian Lillard.

“RJ Barrett, 1-for-10 capturing from the sector, actually? You bought the nerve to be delicate about criticism? Julius Randle, Julius Randle, Julius Randle, 3-for-14, as soon as once more, playoffs arrive, as soon as once more you fold. Achieved. Achieved. It’s time to commerce Julius Randle. It’s time for him to go,” Smith mentioned.

“I need Damian Lillard. I don’t care what you bought to do to get him, I need Damian Lillard. Goodbye.” 

The Warmth await the winner of Recreation 7 between the Celtics and Sixers to see who they’ll face within the subsequent spherical.