Following the Indiana Pacers’ 116-103 victory over the New York Knicks to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Tyrese Haliburton expects a gritty showdown.

Despite the Pacers’ resounding win, Haliburton believes Game 7 will be a hard-fought battle, emphasizing the importance of effort.

“Game 7s are always so ugly… so I expect an ugly game and I expect whoever plays harder to win,” Haliburton said postgame.

With the series tied at 3-3, both teams are gearing up for a tense and physical encounter at Madison Square Garden.

Haliburton’s remarks highlight the intensity and unpredictability that often define decisive Game 7 matchups.

As the Knicks look to bounce back from their loss, they’ll aim to capitalize on their home-court advantage.

Meanwhile, the Pacers will rely on their depth and resilience to secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.