The Knicks beat Philadelphia 3-1 with super Brunson

There was no doubt that Game 4 was going to be a battle. And so it was, with the two teams not disdaining physical contact at all and the defenses doing better than the attacks. The result is a very tight match which rewards the Knicks, led by a sensational Jalen Brunson and more lucid in the decisive passes. OG Anunoby (16 points and 14 rebounds) and Miles McBride, author of 13 points, are the other protagonists for New York, who also finds Josh Hart with 17 rebounds and scores the 3-1.

Winning and writing history: in Philadelphia in game 4 Brunson manages to do both. As? Taking 34 shots and scoring 18, thus finishing with 47 points and 10 assists, he was the first player in the long history of the Knicks to score more than 40 points and at least 10 assists in a playoff game. And his impact on the game goes even beyond the numbers, because the former Dallas player confirms himself first and foremost as the emotional leader of a team that now dreams really big.

Despite being far from the best physical condition possible, there was never any doubt that any hope the Sixers had of trying to beat New York was linked to the presence of Joel Embiid on the pitch. And in game 4 Embiid played 44 minutes, without ever coming out in the entire second half, posting a double double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Too little, however, because for large stretches of the game the physical limitations appear evident, especially in the 4th quarter in which he scores only 1 point.

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