The Knicks win against the Nets but it was a bad day for Jalen Brunson

This game was simply a down day, made up for by incredible teammates, who had more room to work with the attention the defense gave Jalen Brunson. Swarming the star guard at every turn, Jalen Brunson scored 17 points and dished out eight assists on 7/24 from the field.

Walking away with a win removes any worries, but the antennas should move with the strategy used by Brooklyn to give Brunson a run for his money. If the opposition has strong wing defenders, especially without OG Anunoby and Julius Randle, there will be additional pressure on Brunson’s outside rotation to produce. The Knicks have the depth to get the job done, but every team has cold nights and Brunson is the engine on offense.