‘Brunson 25 points’ New York, come-from-behind victory over Orlando… 7th in the East
The New York Knicks (hereinafter referred to as New York) took a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Orlando Magic (hereinafter referred to as Orlando) thanks to Jaylen Brunson’s performance.
On the morning of the 8th (Korean time), New York defeated Orlando by 102-98, 4 points in the regular league away game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. As a result, New York maintained 7th place in the Eastern Conference with 30-26, and Orlando went 22-33.
Brunson played a big role in the game that day with 25 points and 5 assists. Julius Randle scored 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists, including 4 3-pointers, and Emmanuel Quikley helped the team win with 18 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. Orlando had Paolo Bankero with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Markel Fultz with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, and Franz Wagner with 18 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists.
Orlando took a comfortable lead thanks to RJ Barrett, who went scoreless in the first quarter. And in the middle of the second quarter, Wagner’s 5 points in a row and Pultz’s Steback 3-point shot led to a 12-point gap. However, in New York, Randall made two consecutive three-point shots, and Brunson’s score came alive as well. Thus, New York ended the first half with a 40-48, 8-point lead. 메이저놀이터
Bankero led all of the team’s offense as soon as the third quarter began. New York also produced points to chase as Barrett and Grimes, who had been insignificant on the day, were completely revived. Then, in the second half of the quarter, Fultz and Quikley took over the lead of each other’s teams. Amidst the performance of the two, Orlando entered the fourth quarter with a 69-66, 3-point lead over New York.
Barrett and Quikley succeeded in reversing the game with consecutive 3-pointers at the beginning of the 4th quarter, but Moritz Wagner also responded with 3-pointers in a row. Then Barrett scored five consecutive points, including a three-point shot, and helped Jericho Sims’ alley-oop dunk. As a result, New York succeeded in chasing Orlando to the bottom of the chin. In addition, Randall turned Barrett’s steal into a 3-point shot and reversed it.
Two minutes before the end of the game, Fultz threw cold water on New York’s pursuit, but Brunson also countered with a pull-up jumper. In the ensuing attack, Fultz put in a nice dunk with the right of attack that Randle gave away by traveling, but Brunson scored in a two-man game with Floater and Sims. However, Orlando continued their hopes with a dunk following Franz Wagner’s breakthrough.
Afterwards, New York won by 102-98, 4 points, with Brunson, Fultz, and Randle throwing free throws from foul operations.