“Brunson, an unbelievable all-around player” Coach Thibodeau’s special praise

Brunson saved New York.

The New York Knicks won 112-103 against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at Madison Square Garden in New York on the 11th (Korean time).

5th seed New York trailed 8th seed Miami 1-3 in the series. On this day, I had to face elimination at home. In a desperate situation, Jaylen Brunson stepped up.

Brunson played 48 minutes full-time that day, scoring 38 points, including 4 3-pointers, with a field goal success rate of 54.5% (12/22). He took 12 free throws and made 10 of them.

Brunson did not stand out, scoring only four points in the first quarter. However, he changed completely after the second quarter. He bombarded 24 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with aggressive rim attacks and accurate 3-point shots. Brunson did not let go of the reins in the fourth quarter and scored 10 points. Thanks to this, New York won a thrilling victory.

New York head coach Tom Thibodeau said in a postgame interview, “Jalen Brunson is a great leader. And he’s physically and mentally strong. Brunson is a player who can connect with his teammates and bring out the best in them. He is a special player because of these qualities.”

Brunson’s performance did not stop at scoring. He showed off his versatility by adding 9 rebounds and 7 assists that day.

Coach Thibodeau sent a special compliment, saying, “Brunson is an incredible all-rounder.”

The performance of RJ Barrett is also not to be missed. He played for nearly 40 minutes and perfectly assisted Brunson with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.안전놀이터

“We’re fighting for our lives. It’s happened 13 times in history. So we were focused on winning tonight. Now we have to head to Miami,” said Barrett.

What is number 13 that Barrett said? This is the number of times a team that is down 1-3 in a series in the NBA Playoffs has advanced to the next round by winning three straight games.

Brunson also expressed his will to win, saying, “I tried to do everything I could to win. We did it and now we have to think about Game 6.”

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