In a dominant display, Jalen Brunson led the New York Knicks (7-5) to a decisive 120-99 win over the struggling Washington Wizards (2-10) in the NBA In-Season Tournament.
Brunson’s impressive 32-point contribution, coupled with Immanuel Quickley’s 27 points, secured the Knicks’ victory and eliminated the Wizards from contention in the tournament.
The Knicks showcased a balanced effort, with twelve players receiving court time, highlighting their depth and teamwork.
Despite the Wizards narrowing the margin to five points in the second half, the Knicks responded each time, demonstrating resilience and control.
Julius Randle added 22 points, complementing Brunson’s stellar performance. The defensive-minded Knicks held the Wizards, the league’s pace leaders, to under 100 points.
Washington’s struggles continued with their fifth consecutive defeat, while New York has now won five of their last six games.
The Knicks’ victory places them at 1-1 in the preliminary round of the tournament, emphasizing the significance of each game as teams vie for advancement.
Missing RJ Barrett due to illness, the Knicks showcased their depth and adaptability in securing a comfortable win over the Wizards.