Jalen Brunson scores 41 points, Knicks beat Wizards 113-109

Fri, Jan 19, 2024
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Jalen Brunson scores 41 points, Knicks beat Wizards 113-109

NEW YORK (AP) - Jalen Brunson had 41 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-109 victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

Brunson scored 18 of the Knicks' 21 points during a lengthy stretch of the fourth quarter, helping them push a one-point lead to 105-97 with 1:26 remaining. He finished 14 for 27 from the field and scored at least 30 for the second straight night after missing two games because of a bruised left calf.

Julius Randle added 21 points for the Knicks, while Donte DiVincenzo and OG Anunoby each had 19. The Knicks improved to 8-2 since Anunoby joined the lineup Jan. 1 after being acquired from Toronto.

The Knicks host the Raptors in the first meeting between the teams since the trade Saturday when RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley return to Madison Square Garden.

Other news Bennedict Mathurin scores 25 points, Pacers beat Kings 126-121 West-leading Timberwolves beat Grizzlies 118-103 to reach midpoint with 30-11 record Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 31 points and Jalen Williams' big fourth quarter carry Thunder past Jazz

Jordan Poole scored 24 points for the Wizards.

TIMBERWOLVES 118, GRIZZLIES 103

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Anthony Edwards scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high-tying six blocks and West-leading Minnesota beat injury-ravaged Memphis.

Naz Reid scored 20 points and Mike Conley had 17 points and 10 assists for the Wolves, who outscored the Grizzlies 37-17 in the fourth quarter.

Jaren Jackson Jr. had 36 points and Luke Kennard added 18 points for the Grizzlies.

PACERS 126, KINGS 121

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Bennedict Mathurin scored 25 points and short-handed Indiana held off Sacramento.

Indiana was without newly acquired forward Pascal Siakam, who had yet to join the team following a trade with Toronto, while fellow All-Star Tyrese Haliburton missed his fifth straight game because of a strained left hamstring.

T.J. McConnell had 20 points and 10 assists to help Indiana win for the 10th time in 13 games. Kevin Huerter had a career-high 31 points for Sacramento,

THUNDER 134, JAZZ 129

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points, Jalen Williams had 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Oklahoma City snapped Utah's six-game winning streak.

Williams, who shot 11 of 14, made four 3-pointers and has scored at least 25 points in three consecutive games. Josh Giddey had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Collin Sexton scored 31 points and Lauri Markkanen added 26 for the Jazz. They had their nine-game home winning streak was stopped.

BULLS 116, RAPTORS 110

TORONTO (AP) - Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 14 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points against his former team and Chicago beat Toronto.

Coby White added 23 points to help the Bulls snap a four-game losing streak in Toronto. Chicago outscored Toronto 74-50 on points in the paint.

Scottie Barnes had 31 points, one shy of his career best, for Toronto.

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