happy return to the game Jalen Brunson. The New York Knicks starting point guard returned to a good level and his team defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-110, a team that continues to comfortably lead the West but has already accumulated 5 losses in its last 6 games.
The worst thing about Denver’s bad streak is that their only win in those last 6 games was against a team without any competitive spirit, Detroit Pistons, which increases the concern in those of Michael Malone in this final stretch of the season.
Knicks, meanwhile, live comfortably in fifth place in the East with a remarkable 42-30. Great season for the team Tom Thibodeau.
Brunson returned to the game and hit the ground running, scoring 16 points in the first quarter. He then he lowered the piston. But he regained control of him over the match in the final minute, scoring 2 important free kicks and creating an alley-oop with Mitchell Robinson that closed any rival opposition, since it made it 116-110 with 24 seconds to play.
The game was 110-110 with 2:37 to go, but in all that time, 157 seconds, the Nuggets were unable to score a single point, with Jamal Murray y Nikola Jokic ineffective at the moment of truth.
The Knicks continue to show commendable solidity, the same that they offered against Denver on the boards, the same that the important players of the New York team exhibited today, who were in their place.
Brunson finished with 24 points and 5 assists, RJ Barrett added 21 points with an 8 of 13 shooting and Julius Randle offered 20 points and 7 rebounds. And notable new match of Josh Hart with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, an all-rounder that has come from the cinema for the second unit of the New York team.
Denver has been a bit lost lately. In that sense, a player who seems somewhat off center is Michael Porter Jr.which once again offered insufficient performance.
Jamal Murray had 25 points and 6 assists, hitting from 3-point range, Nikola Jokic had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, shot well to the basket, but lost 6 turnovers, and Aaron Gordon contributed with 14 goals and 7 assists, while Bruce Brown He returned to perform at a good level, as he has been doing throughout the season.