The Knicks are ahead 3-1 over the 76ers led by Jalen Brunson’s historic performance

The New York Knicks, coming off a controversial Game 3 loss, found themselves in another playoff classic against the Philadelphia 76ers. It was a tug of war that saw Jalen Brunson drop a franchise postseason record of 47 points and 10 assists at a raucous Wells Fargo Center. In an incredible fourth quarter, the Knicks as a unit led New York to a decisive victory in Game 4 with a final score of 97–92.

New York Knicks commander-in-chief Jalen Brunson exploded for 47 points on 53% from the field. This masterclass set a Knicks playoff record for most points in a game, a record that stood the test for 40 years by New York legend Bernard King.

Brunson had a rough start to the series but was still effective as the Knicks led 3-1 in the series. A great night from Brunson featured a disappointing shooting performance from Donte DiVincenzo and Josh Hart. So while Brunson’s performance was historic, he knows it won’t be a sustainable game plan to achieve the ultimate goal, winning.

Brunson’s New York Knicks playoff record moves to 9-6 as he averaged 33 points and nine assists in four games. Brunson’s presence of mind indicates that the Knicks’ winning ways are here to stay.

Of a phenomenal performance, Brunson said post-match, “I’ll look back when I retire… It won’t do anything for the future.” The work isn’t done and securing a Game 5 win to close out the series remains a priority for “Brunson and company.”

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