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 s
pot 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 tota
l was the highest by a Knicks point guard in the last 60 years.