Jalen Brunson leads Knicks to 2-0 series lead over Pacers

Miracle Work: Jalen Brunson’s Remarkable Comeback Helps Knicks Take 2-0 Lead Over Pacers in NBA Playoffs

Jalen Brunson made a remarkable comeback from a right foot injury, scoring 24 of his 29 points in the second half to help the New York Knicks secure a hard-fought 130-121 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. This win gave the Knicks a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The return of Brunson at halftime was a game-changer for the Knicks, as he led them back from a deficit with his impressive performance. The crowd at Madison Square Garden was electrified by Brunson’s return, and his efforts helped propel the team to victory.

While Brunson didn’t quite reach the milestone of becoming the second player in NBA history to score 40 or more points in five straight playoff games, his contribution was crucial to the Knicks’ success. OG Anunoby also had an outstanding game, scoring a career playoff-high of 28 points before leaving with an injury in the third quarter.

Despite facing injuries to key players such as Anunoby, the Knicks managed to pull off the win thanks to contributions from Brunson and his Villanova teammates. Donte DiVincenzo scored 28 points, while Josh Hart contributed 19 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists.

Tyrese Haliburton led the charge for the Pacers, bouncing back from a poor Game 1 performance with an impressive showing of 34 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. However, things took a turn when coach Rick Carlisle was ejected following two technical fouls in the fourth quarter.

The series now moves on to Indiana for Games 3 and 4, with both teams looking to maintain their momentum and secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.

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