Jalen Brunson Scores 27 Points In Knicks Game 1 Win! #PlayoffMode | April 15, 2023

Led by Jalen Brunson’s 27 points (21 in the 2nd half), the No. 5 seed New York Knicks defeated the No. 4 seed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, 101-97. Julius Randle (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Josh Hart (17 points, 10 rebounds) added a combined 36 points for the Knicks in the victory, while Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 38 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Cavaliers. The Knicks lead this best-of-seven series, 1-0, with Game 2 taking place on Tuesday, April 18 (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT).

Tonight’s victory marks the Knicks first Game 1 road win since:
05/30/1999: New York Knicks defeat Indiana Pacers, 93-90.

Jalen Brunson is the 7th player in franchise history to record 25+ points in their Knicks Playoff debut, joining:
Bob McAdoo: 41 points on 04/12/1978
Bernard King: 40 points on 04/20/1983
Dick Barnett: 29 points on 03/22/1968
Amar’e Stoudemire: 28 points on 04/17/2011
Alec Burks: 27 points on 05/23/2021
Jalen Brunson: 27 points on 04/15/2023
Allan Houston: 25 points on 04/24/1997

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