NBA: Jalen Brunson shines as New York Knicks thrash Brooklyn Nets | NBA News

The New York Knicks produced a stellar performance to beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-118 at home on Wednesday night. It was the highest total of the season for the Knicks.
Jalen Brunson had a stellar start to the game, scoring 30 of his 39 points in a blistering first half for the Knicks.
The Knicks, who have won seven straight to climb to fifth in the Eastern Conference, scored 47 points in the first quarter, one shy of the franchise record for an opener.
New York also tied a franchise record hitting 14 3-pointers in the first half, and the Knicks held a lead of at least 16 points throughout the final three quarters.
Michael Robinson (13 points, 10 rebounds) had his fourth straight double-double while Julius Randle added 21 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Knicks.
New York’s Quentin Grimes scored 22 points while RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley added 15 points each.
Cameron Johnson scored 33 points for the Nets, who have lost four straight and are 2-8 since Kyrie Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 6, shortly before Kevin Durant was traded to the Phoenix Suns. Brooklyn sits in sixth place — the last guaranteed playoff spot — in the East, 1.5 games ahead of the Miami Heat.
spencer dinwiddle (11 points, 10 assists) had a double-double for the Nets as Mikal Bridges finished with 21 points. Reserves Cam Thomas (15 points) and Seth’s Curry (10 points) also scored in double figures.
The Knicks, who trailed just 3-0 in a 109-94 win over the visiting Boston Celtics on Monday night, trailed 3-0 and 11-10 on Wednesday before heading into a run of 13-0. New York took its first double-digit lead at 23-11 with 6:19 left in the first on a Brunson 3-pointer.
The Knicks led by a whopping 27 in the second quarter before leading 81-57 ​​into the half. The Nets got under 17 points in the third, as they trailed 103-86 after a three-point play from Bridges, before New York extended the lead to 110-87 late in the game. period.
The hosts led up to 30 in the fourth quarter.
(With contributions from Reuters)


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