Brunson admits: “We have to do much better defensively”

The Knicks’ need for a defensive presence like Anunoby was evident in Saturday’s loss to Indiana, notes Peter Botte of the New York Post. New York gave up 140 points overall and 76 in the second half, losing its third straight game. “As simple as it gets: terrible,” Jalen Brunson said. “We can do much better defensively. Offensively, that’s not a problem right now. I can be better defensively. We can improve defensively. We just need to step up on that side of the ball.”