After Joel Embiid’s game-changing 50-point performance, the New York Knicks‘ star player in Game 4 was Jalen Brunson. It was an exciting matchup. In a game that saw the Knicks win 97-92 and take a commanding 3-1 series lead, Brunson led the team to an incredible triumph on the road with an incredible 47 points.

In addition to helping the Knicks to a vital victory, Brunson’s incredible performance left a lasting impression on the team, shattering the franchise record for the most points scored in a single playoff game.

The Philadelphia 76ers had a lot of momentum going into the game, especially since Mitchell Robinson of the Knicks was not playing because of an ankle strain he suffered in Game 3. They had a great start, outscoring the Knicks 27-17 in the first quarter, but the Knicks fought back, cutting the margin to 49-47 at the half.

With an incredible performance that includes making 9 of 11 free throws and shooting 18 of 34 from the floor to score an incredible 47 points, Brunson deserves a lot of the credit for the Knicks’ comeback.

Achiuwa plays more defensively while Brunson shines.

While his teammates struggled offensively, Brunson shone brightly in a stunning show of defensive skill. Josh Hart rebounded with an incredible 17 rebounds, demonstrating his value beyond scoring, despite Donte DiVincenzo’s struggles outside the arc and his 0-for-7 shooting performance.

The Knicks’ efforts were strengthened by OG Anunoby’s double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Precious Achiuwa’s crucial role off the bench—particularly in restraining Embiid following Hartenstein’s foul trouble—highlighted his defensive perseverance.

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Achiuwa’s heroics in the fourth quarter not only demonstrated his defensive prowess but also helped the club secure a vital win, demonstrating the tenacity and depth of the Knicks’ squad.

Despite being worn out, Embiid persevered for the duration of the second half, scoring 27 points on 7 of 19 shots after his incredible effort in Game 3. In addition, he scored with 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks.

For the Sixers, Tyrese Maxey scored 23 points on 8 of 21 shots. The Knicks can now anticipate a passionate home audience when the series moves back to New York, where fans are hoping for a trip to the NBA playoffs’ second round.

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