Knicks: Jalen Brunson’s 45-point explosion against the Blazers drives fans crazy

The New York Knicks are starting to bounce back at exactly the right time, but with Julius Randle still out, most of the offensive creation burden continues to fall on the shoulders of Jalen Brunson. And Brunson, as he has throughout his tenure thus far as the Big Apple’s star guard, delivered once again. On Thursday night, Brunson put the Portland Trail Blazers through their paces, scoring 45 points on 14-30 shooting from the field and leading the Knicks to a 105-93 victory.

Brunson simply toasted the Blazers’ defenders; from Matisse Thybulle to Scoot Henderson to Dalano Banton, no one had a chance to slow down the Knicks guard, who got to his spot at will. It was something of a throwback from Brunson, as while he scored 45 points, he only made two 3-pointers, meaning he did most of his damage from inside the arc.

After Jalen Brunson’s latest scoring masterclass, Knicks fans were in a state of euphoria on Twitter (X), celebrating Brunson for how much he has meant to the franchise since he brought his talents to the Big Apple over the summer of 2022.

“Jalen Brunson is such a dog,” one fan wrote . “MVP! MVP! MVP! Have a nice evening Jalen Brunson!” wrote a Knicks fan page on Twitter.