jalen brunson career high

Jalen Brunson scores career-high 48 points as New York Knicks beat Cleveland Cavaliers

The visiting New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 48 points and outduelled Donovan Mitchell in a potential postseason preview on Friday night,

The Knicks (45-33), in fifth place in the Eastern Conference

moved within three games of the fourth-place Cavaliers (48-30) and reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one.

The Knicks also clinched the season series (3-1) against the Cavaliers on Friday.

Whomever finishes fourth will have home court advantage in the first round.

The 48-point performance broke Brunson's career high by four points and his total was the highest by a Knicks point guard in the last 60 years.