Brunson‘s standout performance in Game 5 included nine rebounds and seven assists while down for every second of the win. He became the first player in Knicks history to score more than 38 points, get nine or more rebounds, and dishing out seven or more assists in a playoff game.
“This is JB, this is what he’s been doing all year, ultimately at the heart of who he is,” said Julius Randle of Brunson. “He IS a competitor. He wants to win. He left it all out there tonight. He took us in a big way.”