Brunson expressed regret over his performance.
The New York Knicks lost 101-108 to the Miami Heat in the first leg of the second round of the 2022-2023 NBA playoffs against the 5th seed New York Knicks held at Madison Square Garden on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time). New York failed to take advantage of the home court and failed to dominate the baseline.
New York started off well. This is because RJ Barrett (198cm, F) made a big success by scoring 11 points in the first quarter alone. In addition, the opponent’s outside scoring was completely blocked. As a result, the first quarter ended with a score of 32-21. The chase was allowed in the second quarter, but Jaylen Brunson (188cm, G), who became New York’s new ace, held the center.
The problem was in the 3rd quarter. Barrett’s streak made it 61-53. However, from the middle of the quarter, New York’s shot missed and gave the flow to the opponent. As a result, even a reversal was allowed in the tie. It was regrettable that he scored 3 points in the last 4 minutes of the quarter.
At the start of the fourth quarter, the score was 75-81. As long as the score difference was not large, I was able to catch up enough. But a mistake got in the way. Brunson and Barrett made the mistake of giving the flow. Also, he dedicated 16 free throws to his opponent. This was the reason New York couldn’t overturn the score despite Barrett’s hard work. 메이저놀이터
Brunson recorded 25 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in the game. He also complied with a field goal success rate of 47% (11/23). The problem was the 3-point shot success rate and errors. All seven 3-pointers Brunson attempted missed the rim. In it he committed 5 errors. In response to this performance, Brunson blamed himself in an interview after the game, saying, “My performance today was terrible.”
“But we are stronger at home. Madison Square Garden is a special place for me too. we will rise again I will try to become better,” he added.
New York, without Julius Randle (206cm, F), unfortunately gave up the first game. If you give up until the second leg at home, it becomes a difficult situation. To avoid this, Ace Brunson needs to do more.