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Ex-Celtic Paul Pierce stomps on Brunson's jersey after Knicks elimination

New York fell to the Indiana Pacers at home in Game 7 of their second-round series.

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"The Truth" has spoken -- he doesn't like the Knicks.

After New York fell to the Indiana Pacers 130-109 at home in Game 7 on Sunday, former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce took to social media to share his thoughts.

The 46-year-old, who is also a contributing analyst on FOX Sports, posted a 21-second video of him stepping on Jalen Brunson's jersey on social media.

Pierce captioned the video with three "shush" emojis and two laughing ones.

He later clarified his intention wasn't about just Brunson, rather the Knicks as a whole and he'd step on another players' jersey.

If the Knicks defeated the Pacers, they would've then faced the top-seeded Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

However, New York fell apart as the series went on due to several injuries to key players. Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson and Bojan Bogdanovic were among the players out for the season prior to the Indiana series, with OG Anunoby and Josh Hart being game-time decisions for the finale.

Then Brunson fractured his hand in the middle of Game 7 and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest, which saw Indiana pull away for a 130-109 victory.

The next Knicks-Celtics series will have to wait until the 2024-25 regular season, while Boston and Indiana will begin the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

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