Did an ‘epic fart’ motivate New York Knicks before dominant Game 5 win, and is another being prepared for Game 6 tonight?

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A hilarious story making the rounds about the New York Knicks claims one of the oddest things possible led to the team entering their eventual Game 5 win feeling loose and in a jovial mood.

Heading into the NBA games today, the Knicks have a massive opportunity in front of them. After a dominant victory on Tuesday, the franchise has the chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in over 20 years on Friday night.

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New York has this unique opportunity due to an outstanding win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of their semifinal series. The team entered the game on the heels of back-to-back losses that cost them all of the momentum they developed in the first two wins. Obviously, there was a lot of tension heading into the matchup but it seems that was eased in a strange but hilarious way.

On Thursday, several sources around the team revealed that a loud fart, of all things, reportedly helped to loosen players up before a massive game against Indiana and is viewed as a surprisingly key part of their eventual victory.

“When it happened, it strung along for a lot longer than one might expect for a fart of that volume … It actually didn’t get a reaction audibly at all. It got pure silence and a look over to that one player, and that one player looked around as if he was being inconspicuous and said with a completely straight face, ‘Something’s up with the pipes in here,'” The Athletic Knicks reporter Fred Katz told “The Dan Le Batard Show” about the “epic” and “loud and proud” fart.

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This New York Knicks team has endeared itself to fans in the city and around the country for their hard-nosed, gutsy, and clutch play. But also because of how silly some of their players — especially Josh Hart — can be and this moment adds a new chapter to their growing fandom.

The big question now is can another lucky fart be delivered to help lead the team to a pivotal Game 6 win on Friday night? One has to wonder if beans will be on the pre-game menu today. This evening’s Knicks vs. Pacers game goes down inside the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and will have a first tip of 8:30 PM ET on ESPN.

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