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Just another day at the office for Knicks’ Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle

Jalen Brunson had 38 points and nine assists and Julius Randle had a triple-double (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists) to lift the Knicks to a win Saturday night over Toronto.

The game will be remembered as RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley’s first game as visiting players.

For Brunson and Randle, it was just another day at the office.

Both players have been performing at a high-level since the OG Anunoby trade.

Brunson is averaging 29 points and 8.4 assists in 9 games post-trade. The Knicks are outscoring opponents by an average of 18 points with Brunson on the court in that stretch.

Randle is averaging 25.6 points, 8 rebounds and five assists per game since the trade. New York is outscoring opponents by an average of 11.5 points per game with Randle on the floor in that span.

“We’re flowing out there. I think the chemistry is just unexplainable,” Brunson said after the game. “We’re able to flow and feed off of each other. Just trying to make plays while still being aggressive. We’ve been in a groove, so we’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing, keep giving each other confidence and keep moving forward.”

The Knicks are 9-2 since the Anunoby deal. They are 8-1 with Brunson on the court. New York is +124 in the 258 minutes Brunson and Randle have share the floor.

Of course, any Knick who plays big minutes has a great plus-minus since Anunoby arrived.

Anunoby and Isaiah Hartenstein are plus-157 in 310 minutes on the court together since the deal.

Each starter with Anunoby is at least +95 as a two-man combination since the trade.

Anunoby is scoring 15 points per game and shooting 40 percent from the floor. But he’s impacting the game in many other facets for New York.

“Even plays that don’t go on the stat sheet. Steals and stuff. A block. Or a contest. A closeout that forces a bad shot. Little stuff that doesn’t get noticed,” he said after the win over Toronto. “I try to do all those little things.”

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Publish date : 2024-01-21 06:10:47

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