Jalen Brunson Explains Why He Declined To Be Helped Up By Chris Paul During Knicks-Warriors Game

During an interview with NBA reporter Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, Jalen Brunson explained why he refused to get help from Chris Paul during the New York Knicks – Golden State Warriors game at Madison Square Garden.

Brunson has no problem with Paul. The Knicks guard told Haynes that he would rather be helped by one of his teammates instead of the Warriors veteran.

Brunson and Paul have been friends since the former was in high school. Paul is also friends with Brunson’s father, Rick, a former NBA player.

The Warriors defeated the Knicks by a final score of 110-99. Golden State improved to 31-27 on the season, while New York fell to 35-25.

Brunson finished with 27 points, five rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes while shooting 11 of 25 from the field, 4 of 7 from beyond the arc and 1 of 1 from the free throw line against the Warriors.

Meanwhile, Paul had 11 points, four rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes while shooting 3 of 8 from the floor, 2 of 4 from 3 and 3 of 4 from the foul line against the Knicks.