NBA: Jalen Brunson scores 32 factors, Knicks publish third straight win

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New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson celebrates after scoring towards the Charlotte Hornets throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photograph/Chris Carlson)

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Jalen Brunson scored 32 factors because the New York Knicks prolonged their successful streak to a few video games with a 122-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night time.

Brunson scored 26 factors within the opening half for the Knicks, who constructed a 15-point lead by the intermission on the best way to their sixth win in seven video games.

“I feel we’re on our method,” Brunson stated. “There’s nonetheless plenty of work to do. We’re 13 video games in. We’re in a great stretch and we’ve simply acquired to construct off of it.”

Donte DiVincenzo added a career-high 25 factors, Julius Randle scored 21 factors, R.J. Barrett completed with 15 factors and Mitchell Robinson had a game-high 14 rebounds for New York. Barrett had missed the earlier three video games with migraine complications.

LaMelo Ball led all scorers with 34 factors for Charlotte, which misplaced its fourth straight recreation. Rookie Brandon Miller had a career-high 29 factors and Miles Bridges 19.

New York didn’t path at any time throughout the present weekend two-game sweep that features Friday’s 120-99 at Washington.

“I don’t get wrapped up in six of seven or nevertheless many in a row or no matter that may be as a result of every recreation is totally different,” New York head coach Tom Thibodeau stated. “It’s important to put within the work to win that recreation. So to lock in to that exact recreation is a very powerful factor so we will construct the appropriate habits.

”(However) the wins are necessary and hopefully we’re studying.”

After main 30-19 after the primary quarter, New York took a game-high 15-point lead thrice within the second quarter — the final at 47-32 — earlier than Charlotte whittled the result in single digits.

Ball hit two 3-pointers early within the fourth quarter that pulled the Hornets inside 94-88 with 9:37 left. New York countered with a 15-6 run over the following 5 1/2 minutes, led by Barrett and DiVincenzo, that quelled any hopes Charlotte had of a comeback.

“I feel the basis of this recreation was simply getting again on protection,” Miller stated. “I feel we sort of struggled sustaining our man in transition. I feel that’s simply an effort factor with us, one thing we’ve acquired to scrub up going into the sport towards Boston.”

Baron Davis, a participant who performed for each groups throughout a 13-year profession, was honored at halftime as a “Hornets Legend,” a part of Charlotte’s 35-year anniversary of NBA basketball.

A primary-round decide of Charlotte in 1999, Davis was a two-time NBA All-Star throughout his six-year profession with the Hornets/New Orleans Pelicans; Charlotte moved to New Orleans after the 2001-02 season. Davis later performed for the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Knicks.

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Knicks: At Minnesota on Monday.

Hornets: Host Boston on Monday


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