Jalen Brunson explains the Knicks’ victory in the first game in two words

Rebecca Harlow asked Brunson about Josh Hart’s 4 3-pointers in the Game 1 win, a season high and his most in a game since February 2023.

“I have the best teammates ever,” Brunson told Harlow in the postgame interview for MSG. “They do these things night after night. So nothing surprises us. He played great tonight.”

Hart connected on just 10 of 32 three-pointers in the 2023 playoffs. He begins his 2024 postseason by hitting 4 of 8.

Finally, he was asked about Mitchell Robinson, who played his best game since returning from an ankle injury on March 27.

“I mean, they came in and played hard. They did what they had to do. We have to give them a lot of credit, it’s a good team over there. This thing is no where near the end. We have to keep fighting. We cannot be satisfied. I’m just happy that we got a win today.

Robinson finished the night with 8 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes played.

It’s his first game with 30 or more minutes on the hardwood since Dec. 1.

He and starting center Isaiah Hartenstein finished with more combined offensive rebounds (12) than the entire Philadelphia team (9).