Knicks, Jalen Brunson hero in victory against OKC

The Knicks avenged their Garden loss to the Thunder by taking control of the game in the first half (thanks to 12 of Quickley’s 18 points in the second quarter) and then controlling the lead with R.J. Barrett (10/16 shooting for him) and Julius Randle (who adds 11 rebounds). Positive rebound balance for Thibodeau’s team, who wins the match under the scoreboards 48-38.

The hero of the evening is a Jalen Brunson who despite the 1/6 from long range finishes with 34 points and 9 assists (with only 2 turnovers) against excellent shooting percentages, with 14/20 from the field. From two the former Mavs misses only one conclusion (in the final) and scores 12 points in the third quarter, allowing New York to keep the Thunder at a distance.

For OKC Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returns to 30 points after the 15 of the knockout against Memphis but not even his 9/22 game from the field with an excellent 12/13 from the line prevents the defeat to OKC, which has 24 points with 9 /14 shooting also by Lu Dort, 18 with 9 assists and 7 rebounds by Josh Giddey and 13 in 26 minutes off the bench by rookie Jalen Williams. Third ko in the last 4 for the Thunder.