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Jalen Brunson on Victor Wembanyama: 'He's gonna be one of the greatest players this game has seen'

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Paul Garcia: Jalen Brunson on playing against Wemby: “Yeah, definitely. He’s gonna be one of the greatest players this game has seen. Just the way he’s built and what he’s been able to do so far. Got a lot of respect for him and it’s definitely tough to get a shot up and in over him.”
Source: Twitter @PaulGarciaNBA

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BasketNews @BasketNews_com
After a win Victor Wembanyama throws Jalen Brunson’s 6⃣1⃣-point game ball into the crowd 🫣 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Wemby and Brunson did what now? – 2:14 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama aiming that for Rookie of the Year award 😤
20 REB
13/22 FG
✅ W vs Knicks AM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The triple take: Spurs 130, Knicks 126 (OT)
1. Who is the real DPOY here? (Hint: It’s Wemby but Spurs D missed Sochan)
2. Among Wemby’s myriad career bests: FT attempts
3. Tre Jones survived harrowing trip to Brunson Island… via @expressnews – 1:29 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Jalen Brunson score 61, but it’s not enough against Wembanyama’s 40 points, 20 rebounds, Spurs edge Knicks in OT…1:28 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Jalen Brunson on playing against Wemby: “Yeah, definitely. He’s gonna be one of the greatest players this game has seen. Just the way he’s built and what he’s been able to do so far. Got a lot of respect for him and it’s definitely tough to get a shot up and in over him.” – 1:16 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Victor Wembanyama is the youngest player in NBA History to record at least 40 points, 20 rebounds & 7 assists. Others: Kareem, Wilt, Luka, Oscar. None were rookies.
Tim Duncan never did this. To the Victor go the spoils. AM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Brunson scores 61 in Knicks’ wild OT loss to Spurs
Jalen Brunson scored 24 of his career-high 61 points in the third quarter but needed just one more against Victor Wembanyama. – updated with postgame reaction…12:38 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Jalen Brunson joins Carmelo Anthony as the only Knicks with 60+ points and 1 or fewer TOs.
Do you believe in Jalen Brunson now? He is a superstar. Give this man his respect. 61. – 12:36 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Isaiah Hartenstein on getting to play against Wemby: “…He’s gonna be one of the greatest players this game has seen. Just the way he’s built and what he’s been able to do so far. Got a lot of respect for him and it’s definitely tough to get a shot up and in over him.” – 12:31 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby on being able to play in high level close NBA games: AM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Check that Spurs injury report tomorrow afternoon. Rockets don’t need Sunday to be a Wemby rest day – 11:56 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Amen Thompson tonight:
18 PTS
14 REB
Wemby is the only rookie with more 10/10/5 games this season.…11:53 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs matched their season high in free throw makes with 26 tonight.
Wemby and Keldon made 17 of those 26 free throws. PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby’s game-by-game points and rebounds on his way to a 40-point, 20-rebound night tonight: PM

Jalen Brunson was letting it fly 😅 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Last night Dejounte Murray had the first 44-shot game since 2016.
It took one day for someone to pass him because Jalen Brunson took 47. – 11:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Jalen Brunson and Victor Wembanyama COMBINED to score 101 points tonight: PM

RJ Marquez @KSATRJ
JUST IN: Spurs win an absolute wild game over Knicks in OT.
Victor Wembanyama: 40 pts (career high), 20 rebs, 7 asts.
Wemby is the first rookie since Shaq to put up a 40-20 game.
Jalen Brunson: 61 pts! 6 asts in loss. #KSATsports #GoSpursGo #PorVida PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Spurs win 3 in a row for the first time this season.
Victor Wembanyama goes for 40 points, 20 rebounds and 7 assists in a 130-126 OT win. First Spurs ever to hit 40-20-5 in a game.
Spurs overcome 61 from Jalen Brunson.
Last rookie with 40-20-5a in a game? John Drew in 1974. – 10:59 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs hold on to beat Knicks 130-126 in overtime.
Wembanyama finishes with 40 points and 20 rebounds.
Jalen Brunson (61 points) was not bad too. – 10:57 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Rookies with a 40/20 game over the last 40 seasons:
— Shaq
— Wemby
Victor also had 7 assists and 4 threes. PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
After posting 40 and 20 in a stirring overtime victory over the Knickerbockers, Victor Wembanyama grabs the PA mic to address the crowd but does not curse.
Disappointing. – 10:53 PM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Wemby put up 40 and 20, sealed the OT win with a pick, hugged the ball like Timmy and chucked it into the stands to some lucky kid
It’s so beautiful I could cry – 10:51 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson in the loss:
• 61 points (1 short of Carmelo Anthony’s franchise record)
• 4 rebounds
• 6 assists
• 25-47 FGs
• 5-13 3Ps
• 6-6 FTs – 10:50 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby in 38 minutes tonight: 40 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block – 10:50 PM
Kendrick Perkins @KendrickPerkins
Why Wemby??!!! 40-20 and 7 assists to spoil Big Body Brunson 61 piece wing dinner.! Jesus Christ – 10:50 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
That was incredible
Brunson at his best
Wemby at his best
Breen at his best – 10:50 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Jalen Brunson dropped 61 in the loss to the Spurs 🤯 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final (OT): Spurs 130, Knicks 126.
Knicks fall to 44-29, dropping to fourth in the East.
• Brunson 61-4-6
• DiVincenzo 20 & 6
• Wembanyama 40-20-7 – 10:50 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama just became the first rookie with 40/20 since Shaquille O’Neal in 1993. Wemby also had 7 assists. Remarkable performance by one of the NBA’s greatest players already. PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have won 3 games in a row for the first time this season after defeating the Knicks by 4 in overtime.
Wemby career high 40 points
Brunson career high 61 points
The Spurs improve to…
…18-56 overall
…10-27 at home
…7-22 vs the East
…3-1 in overtime PM

Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Knicks lose in San Antonio on a night where Jalen Brunson scores 61. Bucks are now 2 games up on both the Knicks and Cavs – 10:48 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Brunson and Wemby combined for 101 points tonight.
David vs Goliath. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Wemby tonight:
40 PTS (career-high)
20 REB
4 3P
Alien.…10:48 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Victor Wembanyama is the first rookie with 40 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Shaq in 1993. Here’s the full list before tonight, per Stathead: PM

Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
40 points (career-high)
20 rebounds (ties career-high)
Huge night for Wemby 🔥
(via @NBA) PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players with a 40/20 game with 4+ threes:
— Boogie
— AD
And Victor Wembanyama. PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jalen Brunson is the first player to take 46 or more shots since Kobe’s farewell game. First Knick ever to do it. – 10:43 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Wemby is the second rookie with a 40-20 game in the last 49 years. Shaq in 1993 is the other. – 10:41 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
61 points for Jalen Brunson with 41 seconds left in OT. – 10:40 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Meanwhile, Victor Wembanyama has 40 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists. – 10:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
NEW CAREER HIGH 40 points for Wemby – 10:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
61 points for Jalen Brunson
Spurs by 1 – 10:39 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Knicks with 60+ points in a game:
— Carmelo Anthony
— Bernard King
And now, Jalen Brunson. PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Jalen Brunson has 59 points heading into overtime in San Antonio and in position to break Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks franchise record for scoring at 62 points. On Jan. 24, 2014, Melo scored 62 points to set Knicks and MSG single-game scoring records. PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson with 38 points in the second half on 15-25 shooting. – 10:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs and Knicks are headed to overtime tied at 121 all.
Brunson with a career high 59 points
Wemby with 35 points, 4 points shy of a new career high
Spurs led by 21 in this game
Hartenstein has fouled out PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks and Spurs heading to overtime tied at 121.
• Brunson 59-4-6, 24-42 FGs, 5-11 3Ps
• DiVincenzo 20 & 6, 6-11 3Ps
• Wembanyama 35-18-7
• Vassell 23 pts, 6 asts – 10:29 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Wemby 35/18/7
Brunson 59/4/6
Going to OT. PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby knocks down 2 clutch free throws to tie the game at 121 all.
Wemby has 35 points now.
Knicks ball with 24 seconds left.
Knicks have 1 timeout left
Spurs have 0 timeouts left – 10:26 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Hartenstein fouls out as Wemby heads to the FT line – 10:24 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Knicks’ all-time scoring record
62 – Carmelo Anthony, 10 years ago
60 – Bernard King, 40 years ago
59 – Jalen Brunson, tonight (:30 left) – 10:23 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson is up to 59 points, three away from Carmelo Anthony’s franchise record. – 10:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
31 point night for Wemby
10 paint points
9 points from three
8 made free throws
4 points from mid-range – 10:20 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Devin Vassell joins Wemby as the Spurs’ second player with 20+ points.
Jalen Brunson has a new career high 53 points PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson has a new career high of 53 points with six minutes to go in the game.
Carmelo Anthony’s franchise record of 62 points is within shouting distance. – 10:10 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks down 1 with 6:41 getting some Wemby-less minutes to try to take their first lead. – 10:08 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks are better when Jalen Brunson is in the game. That’s your experienced analysis for the night. Enjoy your weekend. Oh, he’s up to 50 now and the Knicks are down 1 with 6:41 left. – 10:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
50 points for Jalen Brunson with 7 mins left PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson is the first Knicks player to go for 50 points twice in the same season since Allan Houston in 2002-03, Knicks say. – 10:05 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
With Brunson resting on the bench, the Spurs begin with a 9-0 run to start the 4th quarter.
Spurs ahead by 12 points again
Wemby with 25 points after making a corner three
Jones with 3 made threes tonight – 9:57 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Pretty wild.
The Knicks have outscored the Spurs by 16 points in the 30 minutes Jalen Brunson has been on the court tonight.
In the eight and a half minutes he hasn’t played, the Spurs have outscored the Knicks by 28. – 9:57 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
What a wild week for the Suns lol. Lose to the Wemby-less Spurs, beat the Nuggets at Denver and then get blown out by the SGA-less Thunder – 9:57 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Whatever the minutes thing is for Jalen Brunson – restriction, guideline, notion – it’s costing the Knicks right now. He’s sat 2:29 to start the 4th and in that span the Spurs pushed the lead back to 12 — brutal minutes and he’s not coming in at this timeout. – 9:57 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Jalen Brunson in 2 quarters with Jeremy Sochan (Spurs’ best perimeter defender) in the game: 21 points
Jalen Brunson in 1 quarter without Sochan (injured) in the game: 24 points PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Spurs by 3 after leading by 21. Knicks win 3Q by 14 points.
Wemby in 22 mins: 22 pts, 12 reb, 7 ast, 1 blk
Vassell/Keldon 16 pts each
Champagnie 10 pts
Brunson 45 pts
Donte 11 pts
3s and FTs: Spurs +17
2s: Knicks +14 – 9:50 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through three quarters, the Spurs lead the Knicks 94-91.
• Brunson 45 pts, 6 asts (24 pts in 3rd)
• Hart 8-8-7
• Wembanyama 22-12-7 – 9:49 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
We’re about to test Jalen Brunson’s minutes restriction tonight. – 9:48 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson has 24 points in the third quarter – 9:47 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson is on career-high watch by the way. He’s already got 42 here in the third quarter. Career high came earlier this season when he dropped 50 against the Suns. – 9:44 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
40 points for Jalen Brunson in THREE quarters: PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jalen Brunson is quite good at basketball – 9:43 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Jalen Brunson had 40 with 4 minutes left in 4th – 9:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The game was reset at 83 all for 16 seconds before the Spurs took the lead again.
Jalen Brunson now has 37 points and there’s 4 mins still left in the 3Q – 9:42 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Jalen Brunson is currently calling for isos against Wemby. That degree of heater. – 9:38 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
There is no longer a question that Jalen Brunson is the top guard in the Eastern Conference. – 9:38 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
35 points for Jalen Brunson and the Spurs’ 21 point lead is down to 2.
Knicks are winning the 3Q 24-9 right now. – 9:37 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks, who were down as many as 21 points in San Antonio, have cut the deficit to two with Jalen Brunson, who has 14 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter, leading the way. – 9:37 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
And it’s a 2 point game — as Knicks outscore Spurs 24-9 to start the third quarter in just 6:17 — and Brunson is up to 35 points already. Knicks now sending multiple defenders at Wemby on every touch. – 9:36 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby has logged 20 minutes in this game, meaning he’s officially played in 65 games this season.
He now qualifies for regular season awards at the end of the season.
Awards such as All-NBA, All-Defense, DPOY – 9:35 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
19 points for Wemby after he hits the step-back three.
He’s the Spurs’ leading scorer now – 9:34 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Knicks are within single digits after trailing by 21.
Knicks down by 8 now.
Despite Jones making 2 corner threes, the Knicks left him open to triple team Wemby near the FT line – 9:29 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks 9-0 run to start the 2nd half — including a pass from Hartenstein to Brunson as good as anything Wembanyama threw — and the 17-point halftime deficit is down to 8 just 2:20 in. – 9:28 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Victor Wembanyama has reached the 65-game criteria.
He is now eligible for postseason honors.
Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie do not fall under the game requirement rule. – 9:17 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 17. Spurs win the 2Q by 6.
Keldon 16 pts
Wemby in 15 mins: 14 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, 1 blk
Vassell 10 pts
Brunson 21 pts
Donte 11 pts
The Spurs are outscoring the Knicks by 18 at the 3PT line and by 11 at the FT line – 9:11 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Spurs lead the Knicks 74-57.
• Brunson 21 pts, 6 asts
• DiVincenzo 11 pts
• Wembanyama 14-8-6
• Johnson 16-3-3
Spurs have 23 assists on 25 baskets and are shooting 60-50-88. Not the Knicks’ greatest defensive showing. – 9:10 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
74-57 Spurs at the half — Wembanyama with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 15 minutes — and has gotten the Knicks bigs in foul trouble by himself – 3 on Hartenstein and Achiuwa. – 9:09 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs lead Knicks 74-57 at half. We’ll spent the second half on Wemby Triple-Double Watch: He’s got 14 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists at the break. – 9:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Knicks have cut the Spurs’ 21 point lead down to 13.
Jalen Brunson has 17 first half points.
By my count, 12 of those points have come from floater range. – 8:57 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Jalen Brunson has been a problem for the league since joining the Knicks. He has been a problem for the Spurs dating to his Mavs days.
His 17 points keeping New York afloat in the first half. Knicks have carved a 21-point deficit to 54-41. – 8:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby now has 10 points in the first half to go along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block.
6 paint points, 2 points from the FT line
3 points outside – 8:55 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Clyde Frazier with unbelievable praise of Victor Wembanyama. Says he has the offensive skills of Wilt, the defensive intensity of Russell and the “sagacity” of LeBron. – 8:54 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby as P&R ball handler runs a 5/2 P&R with Branham and Wemby finishes with the 1-handed dunk. – 8:52 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Hartenstein picks up his 3rd foul in 10 minutes trying to guard Wemby. – 8:51 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
BTW, for Knicks fans watching with jaws dropping at Wembanyama — this is his 65th game so he’s eligible for postseason awards. – 8:49 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Wemby so incredibly impactful in both ends… some brilliant passes in this first half
Knicks sloppy/ugly/awful thus far
Spurs up 50-29 – 8:45 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have their 9th 20-point lead of the season.
San Antonio enters 7-1 when leading by 20 points.
Wemby finding Branham on back-to-back makes – 8:44 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Victor Wembanyama is absolutely toying with the Knicks right now. – 8:44 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Um, Wemby seems fine. A blocked shot, a drive, a dribbling ehibition and a thread the needle feed. Knicks down 50-29. – 8:43 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
victor wembanyama has the Knicks scared of taking it to the rim. He’s dominating this game. – 8:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby picks up his 1st block after Hartenstein tried to be physical against him.
Then Wemby finishes a layup – 8:40 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby is back on the court to begin the 2Q – 8:40 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
looks like Wembanyama will be back on the court to start the second quarter. – 8:38 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs by 11. SA scores 38 points in the opening quarter.
Keldon 12 pts
Vassell 7 pts
Champagnie 6 pts
Wemby in 6 mins: 2 pts, 4 reb, 2ast
Brunson 11 pts
Donte 8 pts
Spurs winning 3s and FT line by 15
Knicks winning 2s by 4 – 8:38 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs lead Knicks 38-27 after 1Q. Keldon Johnson with 12 points off the bench. Jalen Brunson with 11 for New York.
We’ll see if Victor re-enters in the 2Q. – 8:37 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby is back on the bench – 8:31 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Wembanyama is back on the bench — not entering the game during this timeout, but has rejoined the teammates with 2:00 left in the first quarter. – 8:31 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Wembanyama is back on the Spurs bench. Crowd is amped. – 8:30 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Wemby back on the bench. Crowd applauds as he re-enters through the tunnel – 8:30 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
It is incredible — not susprising at all, but still incredible — how different the Knicks’ approach becomes once Wembanyama exits. As soon as he leaves, it’s floaters from Brunson and lobs to Mitchell Robinson. Paint is so much more open. – 8:30 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
One thing I’ve noticed since Wemby left the game … Spurs’ paint is open for business. – 8:29 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
With Wembanyama in the locker room Robinson has a pair of lob dunks from Brunson, who also has two short floaters in the lane in that time. – 8:29 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Wemby limping back to the locker room after he banged knees with Sochan on this play… PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Wemby limping back to the locker room after he banged knees with Sochan on this play…
(FWIW: This is the 65th game Wemby has played in this season so he is now officially eligible to win Rookie of the Year – which means he will win ROY) PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Victor Wembanyama limps to the locker room followed by Spurs trainers. – 8:22 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Wemby heads to the bench hobbling. Trainer tending to him on the sideline – 8:22 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Victor Wembanyama limping off is never a good sign. He’s on the bench working out whatever that was. – 8:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
After picking up his 9th charge of the season, Wemby now leads the Spurs in charges drawn.
Tre Jones is second with 8 – 8:15 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Hartenstein with 2 early fouls – makes it count as he just runs through Wembanyama on offensive foul and sends him flying. – 8:14 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Starters for Spurs vs Knicks:
Jones vs McBride
Vassell vs Brunson
Champagnie vs DiVincenzo
Sochan vs Hart
Wemby vs Hartenstein
The Knicks are favored by 8 in San Antonio. – 7:53 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Not a lot of fans in here yet but the ones who are here like Victor Wembanyama. – 7:49 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
A few recent article links: A 3-Team Trade to Give Wemby a Star PG and Big-Market Franchise Real Hope – what the Spurs have to offer if they choose to go after Trae Young @BleacherReport…6:47 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Your obligatory Wemby practice video AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
the fact that the Knicks are just 1 game back of the 2-seed in the East in incredible when you consider the injuries they’ve dealt with this season.
Which is why Jalen Brunson deserves more MVP love than he’s received.
Behind Brunson, are the other Knicks that rank in the… AM

StatMuse @statmuse
Season leaders:
PPG — Luka
RPG — Sabonis
APG — Haliburton
SPG — Shai
BPG — Wemby
FGM — Luka
3PM — Steph
FTM — Shai AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Which NBA European are you choosing to lead the team for the next 10 seasons? 🤔
🇫🇷 Victor Wembanyama
🇷🇸 Nikola Jokic
🇸🇮 Luka Doncic

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Brunson still surpassed Bernard King’s 60 points and now sits second on the all-time, single-game Knicks scoring list. He shot 25 of 46 in 43 minutes, surpassing his own career-high — established earlier this season — by 11 points. He also tied Patrick Ewing’s 1995 franchise record for points in a second half with 38. Brunson’s 46 field goal attempts were the most of any NBA player since Kobe Bryant’s final game in 2016.  The Knicks All-Star was uninterested in discussing these accomplishments.  “It’s great, but that s–t — excuse me — that stuff is washed out the window with a loss,” Brunson said. “So it doesn’t really matter.” -via New York Post / March 30, 2024
It was an MVP performance from a player who should be getting more MVP attention.  But Jalen Brunson’s near-record scoring binge wasn’t enough to beat Victor Wembanyama’s domination, and the Knicks dropped an overtime thriller Friday night, 130-126, with Tom Thibodeau again lamenting the lack of whistles for his star player.  “A foul is a foul. That’s what I do know,” said Thibodeau, who noted the 32-12 free-throw discrepancy in favor of the Spurs. “And what I’m hearing [from the referees], I don’t really like. I don’t know what else you could do, what else you can say. It’s clear as day. It really is that simple.”  What explanation are the officials providing about why Brunson isn’t getting calls?  “Not a very good one,” Thibodeau said. “I’ll leave it at that.” Despite taking just six foul shots, Brunson finished with 61 points and could’ve surpassed Carmelo Anthony’s single-season Knicks record with the game winner. -via New York Post / March 30, 2024
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it’s only the second time in NBA history that one player had a 40-point, 20-rebound game and another had a 60-point contest. The other instance came in 1961 when Elgin Baylor scored 63 points and Wilt Chamberlain had 78 points and 43 rebounds. -via ESPN / March 30, 2024
Eurohoops: VICTOR WEMBANYAMA WENT CRAZY AGAINST THE KNICKS 😱 📊 40PTS (Career-high), 20REB, 7AST, and the W after the OT -via Twitter @Eurohoopsnet / March 30, 2024



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