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Jalen Brunson becomes 4th Knicks player with consecutive 40-point games, leads New York past Kings 98-91



Jalen Brunson becomes 4th Knicks player with consecutive 40-point games, leads New York past Kings 98-91
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jalen Brunson scored 42 elements, turning into the fourth participant in franchise historic previous with 40 or further in consecutive video video games, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 98-91 on Saturday night.

Brunson had 45 elements in Thursday’s win at Portland. He has seven 40-point video video games this season, when he was a first-time All-Star.

“You just about come to anticipate what Jalen did,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged. “It’s every night and it’s enormous play after enormous play. Every time you desire a large bucket, he comes up with it.”

Brunson is the first Knicks participant to attain 40 in back-to-back video video games since Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 19 and 21, 2014. Hall of Famers Bernard King and Patrick Ewing are the other Knicks to do it.

“I have not bought the resume these guys do, so it means somewhat rather a lot,” Brunson acknowledged. “Nevertheless I’m merely joyful we found an answer to win.”

Donte DiVincenzo scored 15 elements and Josh Hart had 9 elements and 12 rebounds. Isaiah Hartenstein was an influence on the defensive end, blocking 5 images and grabbing 14 rebounds, along with seven elements.

“It was an excellent crew win,” Thibodeau acknowledged. “I assumed the safety was truly good. They appear to be a gifted offensive crew.”

Domantas Sabonis led the Kings with 21 elements and 14 rebounds for his forty ninth consecutive double-double.

De’Aaron Fox added 20 elements, 9 assists and seven rebounds, nonetheless was held to 5-for-19 capturing. Malik Monk scored 18 off the bench.

“I actually really feel like we acquired attractiveness,” Fox acknowledged. “I actually really feel like numerous it (was) we merely didn’t make images. Nevertheless that could be a superb defensive crew that you have to have the flexibility to capitalize on any of their errors, and I don’t suppose we did an excellent job of that tonight.”

The Kings’ 91 elements have been their fewest in a home sport this season. Sacramento fell to 0-8 when scoring fewer than 100 elements, as New York held its fifth straight opponent beneath that amount.

“They’re a wonderful crew, explosive on offense and Mike (Brown) has carried out a wonderful job educating them proper right here,” Brunson acknowledged. “They present numerous points on that side of the ball and we’ve been able to preserve them beneath 100 elements, which is not easy to do. Like I acknowledged, we found a method.”

It was the Kings’ first loss when allowing fewer than 100 elements, dropping to 6-1.

The game featured 20 lead modifications and 13 ties.

The Knicks led 53-48 on the half and extended the profit to 9 early throughout the third quarter on a pair of layups by Brunson.

Sacramento responded with a 15-4 run to go up 63-61, nonetheless New York took a 75-74 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Knicks outscored the Kings 23-17 throughout the remaining interval.


Knicks: At Golden State on Monday night.

Kings: Host Memphis on Monday night.