Jalen Brunson equals the history of the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2024 NBA playoffs

Much of this season’s success for the New York Knicks can be attributed to their star point guard, Jalen Brunson. The Knicks didn’t back down from any opponent throughout the 2023-24 NBA regular season under him.

That swagger and self-belief led to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, while other teams tried to lose games to get the best first-round matchup possible. As a result, the Knicks ended up being paired with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers aren’t your usual No. 7 seed, led by reigning league MVP Joel Embiid and rising guard Tyrese Maxey.

It was a matchup that other teams were afraid of, but the Knicks didn’t give up. They were battle-tested and did the job against a very good 76ers team, blowing them out in six games with a 118-115 win on Thursday night.

Leading the way in New York was none other than Jalen Brunson . Brunson had another monster performance, scoring 41 points with 10 assists and three rebounds. When New York needed him most, he stepped up and got the job done.

In the process, he made franchise history. In six games against the 76ers, Brunson scored 213 points. This ties him with Bernard King for the most points in a playoff series in Knicks history. King accomplished his feat in the 1984 NBA playoffs against the Detroit Pistons.

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