Brunson Clutch Show’ New York, overpowered the CLE expedition
Brunson and Mitchell’s eye-opening scoring matchup was won by Brunson.
The New York Knicks won 101-97 in the first game of the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Cleveland Cavaliers held at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the 16th (Korean time)토토사이트. New York managed to take the home advantage by winning the away game.
Jaylen Brunson really exploded. Brunson led New York’s offense with 27 points and 2 assists. Julius Randle scored 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Josh Hart also contributed to the victory with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
On the other hand, Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell exploded with 38 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds, but Darius Garland (17 points, 4 steals) and Evan Mobley (8 points and 11 rebounds) were silent and lost at home.
Early in the game, it was New York that took the lead. Randall and Brunson went on the attack. Randle led New York’s offense by scoring eight points, including two three-pointers, in the first quarter alone. New York’s defense was also good. He tied Cleveland’s ace Mitchell to 3 points and succeeded in effective defense. 30-24, New York ended the first quarter with a lead.
The second quarter was similar. Unlike the first quarter, Mitchell exploded with 15 points in the second quarter, and Garland also scored, but other players remained silent. New York also failed to find a way out of the attack. Unless Randall scored, the attack suffered. 50-45, New York closed the half.
In the third quarter, Cleveland attempted a counterattack. With Evan Mobley and Garland scoring, Cleveland chased Mitchell’s 3-pointer to tie the game at 54-54. But New York didn’t allow a comeback. Brunson’s one-man show has begun. Brunson, who recorded 12 points and 2 assists in the 3rd quarter alone, actively tried to attack Garland, scoring goals and providing quality passes to his teammates. With Brunson’s great performance, New York finished the third quarter with a 78-70 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Cleveland’s potential was also formidable. Mitchell’s one-man show, which started burning in the third quarter, continued into the fourth quarter. New York couldn’t control Mitchell at all and continued to score. In addition, New York, which had an absurd turnover in an offensive situation, conceded a point to Jarrett Allen and was reversed 92-93.
At the moment of crisis, it was Heart who saved New York. At the beginning of the 4th quarter, Hart, who led New York with offensive rebounds and points, immediately put in a reversing 3-point shot to bring the flow, and Brunson succeeded in scoring consecutively in the clutch, leading New York to victory.