Jalen Brunson Records 5th Consecutive 30-Point Game, Ties Knicks Guard Streak Record

‣ Jalen Brunson has recorded his fifth straight 30-point game and has shot 50% or better in each of his last four contests, tying the longest such streak by a New York Knicks guard in franchise history.
‣ The Knicks hold 14th-ranked odds to win this season’s championship, with better odds shown for the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat.
‣ Brunson and Julius Randle each have one 50-point game in a Knicks uniform, joining Jamal Crawford and Willis Reed.

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Jalen Brunson is on fire! He’s just recorded his fifth straight 30-point game. And that’s not all. He’s shot 50% or better in each of his last four contests. This ties the longest such streak by a New York Knicks guard in franchise history. Impressive, right?

Let’s talk about Stephon Marbury for a minute. He finished his Knicks career with 37 30-point games over five seasons (2003-08). Now, Brunson has 33 such games in a New York uniform, and he’s not even two full seasons in.

Now, if you’re into NBA betting, you might find this interesting. The Knicks currently hold 14th-ranked odds to win this season’s championship. The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat are showing better odds at some sportsbooks.

Now, here’s a tweet worth mentioning: “Jalen Brunson has scored 30+ points in five straight games. He has shot 50% or better from the floor in each of his last four. That’s tied for the longest such streak by a guard in Knicks franchise history.” – Tommy Beer, January 24, 2024.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing holds the franchise record for most 30-point games with 203. The 7-footer spent 15 seasons (1985-00) and 1,039 regular-season games in the Big Apple.

Carmelo Anthony came close to Ewing’s record. In his seven seasons (2010-2017) with New York, the 10-time All-Star amassed 108 30-point games. Brunson, 27, might not ever pass Ewing, but he could catch teammate Julius Randle (69 30-point games).

In a recent game against the Brooklyn Nets, Brunson notched 30 points, three rebounds, and four assists in 36 minutes of action. He shot 11-of-22 (50%) from the field and 2-of-7 (28.6%) from 3-point range. His 10 points in the second quarter helped the Knicks lead 50-49 at halftime.

The Knicks extended their winning streak to four games after overcoming a nine-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter. They outscored the Nets 32-18 in the final frame, closing out the win with a 10-3 run over the final two minutes.

As Brunson said, “We just kept grinding. Obviously, they were pretty much beating us all game. They were playing well. They started the game pretty well. We couldn’t do anything about what we did in the past, we could only just be better going forward, and the best quarter was the fourth tonight.”

Through 42 starts this season, Brunson is averaging career highs of 26.6 points, 6.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 35.8 minutes per game. He’s shooting 47.5% from the floor and a career-best 42.3% from deep.

In a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 15, Brunson scored a career-high 50 points on 17-of-23 (73.9%) shooting from the field and hitting all nine 3-point attempts.

Brunson and Randle each have one 50-point game in a Knicks uniform, joining Jamal Crawford and Willis Reed. Anthony, Allan Houston, and Ewing posted two such games in their NBA careers. Richie Guerin has three. At the top is Bernard King, who retired with five 50-point games with New York.

James Shotwell
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