Remember when people were saying Jalen Brunson was overpaid BEFORE the Knicks even signed him to his contract? I don't think we'll be hearing from those bozos again any time soon. The Knicks needed this game to avoid a gentleman's sweep and their best player carried them to the W while playing every second of the game. I don't care that a different Knick made the All-Star team and All-NBA third team. Jalen Brunson is the biggest reason the Knicks are no longer a shitshow like last year, are in the playoffs this year, and are still alive against the Heat.
RJ and Julius also played a big part, combining for 50 points. But the difference in the game was Brunson doing everything he could in every minute of the game. Speaking of which, I gotta shout out Quentin Grimes for playing all 48 as well and STILL doing this with the game hanging in the balance.
This is the kind of effort we've been asking for all week. Shit, I would've taken even HALF of that effort in Miami. But whatever. What's in the past is in the past. Now it's on to Game 6. Like Rico has been saying, you had to stave off elimination tonight, you had to win a game in Miami anyway so just do that in Game 6, then you are hosting a Game 7 in your building. Easy, peezy, lemon squeezy. 1 down, 2 to go, go New York go New York go!
NOW TELL THE PEOPLE ON 7TH AVE TO PROTECT THEIR NECKS AND HIT THE MOTHERFUCKING MUSIC!!!