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Knicks 129, Thunder 119: Scenes from the preposterous shot-making of Jalen Brunson

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The New York Knicks held off the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, 129-119. They got a measure of revenge for the ass-whooping OKC laid on them two weeks ago, and they ended their big Western Conference road trip 3-2.

A few Knicks played very well in this one. Most importantly, RJ Barrett shook off his recent horrific shooting slump to drop 25 points on 10-16 shooting (3-4 from three). Immanuel Quickley also broke out of his slump with 18 points on 6-8 shooting (4-5 from three).

But the evening belonged to Jalen Brunson. The free agent point guard once again proved he is worthy of the big contract New York handed him in the offseason. Brunson led the Knicks with 34 points on 14-20 shooting to go along with 9 assists. He was dropping some dimes to cutters.

But the goodness. The Knicks don’t exactly run the most aesthetically pleasing offense — hell, sometimes they don’t run any offense — which means Brunson has to take matters into his own hands. And boy, did he ever!

Recap to come. Enjoy your evening.