Jalen Brunson’s Dominant Performance Leads Knicks to Victory in Game 5

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Jalen Brunson with fifth 40-point game of the playoffs

It wasn’t enough again for OG Anunoby (thigh), this time Miles McBride (17) was allowed to start instead of Precious Achiuwa. So it was a smaller lineup, but the Knicks still dominated the boards in every way. Indiana only had 5 rebounds after one quarter, but the Knicks around the strong Hartenstein already had 7 offensive rebounds. Brunson looked much better than in Game 4 and once again had no problems with Andrew Nembhard.

After 10 points in the first quarter (38.32 Knicks), the guard followed up with 18 more, Indiana simply had no answer and was repeatedly caught out on the rebound. The Knicks’ lead grew to up to 18 points, and Haliburton was hardly a factor until then. Instead, it was Siakam (13 points) who ensured that Indiana was “only” behind 54:69 at halftime.

Another reason was the threes (6/10 3P) and Turner ensured that the rate became even better with three triples in a row (9-0 run). However, it was only a small flash in the pan, after which the Pacers remained seven minutes without a field goal and New York took the biggest lead of the evening and the series with a 19-1 run. As a result, it didn’t get any more exciting,

The Knicks continued to get one rebound after the other, Brunson continued to score at will and broke the 40-point mark for the fifth time this postseason. The starters were finally farewelled with a standing ovation three minutes before the end. Game 6 of the series will not take place until Saturday night in Indianapolis. If Indiana can force a playoff, it will take place on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. German time.

2024-05-15 02:46:00
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