Jalen Brunson Lifts Knicks To Victory, Clinching Eastern Conference’s Second Seed

In a thrilling overtime match on Sunday, Jalen Brunson spearheaded the New York Knicks to a 120-119 victory against the Chicago Bulls, solidifying their position as the Eastern Conference’s second seed.

This remarkable season marks the Knicks’ best since their 2012-13 campaign, where they finished with a 54-28 record and claimed the No. 2 seed.

Brunson has been a standout performer for the Knicks throughout this season, showcasing a significant improvement from his solid performance last year. His exceptional play has propelled the team to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.

Jalen Brunson (Credit: NBA)

The Knicks point guard is making a compelling case for a spot on the All-NBA team, boasting impressive averages of 28.6 points on a 48.0 percent field goal percentage, including a remarkable 40.2 percent from beyond the arc.

According to Mitchell, Brunson ought to receive more recognition for his contributions to the Knicks’ successes

During a recent episode of ‘Game Time,’ NBA analyst and former player Sam Mitchell weighed in on the NBA MVP race. Mitchell boldly stated that Jalen Brunson, in his view, is the premier point guard and should be ranked higher than the formidable Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Mitchell’s remarks are sure to spark debate, especially considering the Greek Freak’s impressive season averaging over 30 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists per game. However, Mitchell’s viewpoint gains merit when considering the Knicks’ season-long struggle with injuries.

Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson (Credit: NBA)

Star forward Julius Randle was limited to just 46 games due to a shoulder injury, while starting center Mitchell Robinson appeared in only 30 games following an ankle injury suffered in December.

As the playoffs loom, the New York Knicks emerge as an amazing force in the Eastern Conference. Initially overlooked as contenders at the season’s onset, they now stand as the NBA’s second-best team, trailing only behind the Celtics.