New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson found himself trending on NBA social media Tuesday night. His performance against the Brooklyn Nets was certainly good enough to deserve this much attention as he helped lead the Knicks to a 108-103 victory.
Brunson scored 30 points, shooting 11 of 22 from the field with three rebounds, four assists and just two turnovers in 36 minutes. Whenever the Knicks needed a play to make late in the game, Brunson was seemingly involved.
However, his performance and the team’s victory were not the reason why it was a trending topic. Instead, it was because of something TNT analyst Candace Parker said before the game. Parker made a bold statement about Brunson’s performance in the postseason during his first season in New York.
Parker said Brunson had a good first-round performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers but fell in the second round to the Miami Heat. Not surprisingly, he has encountered much resistance to such comments as factually incorrect.
Brunson’s stats increased across the board in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Heat. He averaged 31 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds in the series, which New York lost in six games.