Suddenly, Knicks Back On Track: ‘We’re Playing Unselfish Basketball’

Ready or not, here come the New York Knicks again.Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks, NBA

That seems to be the case after the Knicks raced past the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets 

The Knicks have won five of six and are back on track, even without injured starting forwards Julius Randle and OG Anunoby, and injured center Mitchell Robinson.

A big reason has been the continued fantastic play from All-Star point guard Jalen Brunson, as well as backcourt-mate Donte DiVincenzo (31 points in Saturday’s win over the Nets).

“I’m just trying to make the right play. Be aggressive,” DiVincenzo told reporters. 

Center Isaiah Hartenstein added 17 points and nine rebounds and said he’s starting to feel healthy again. He’s been bothered by an Achilles issue most of the season.

“We’re playing more unselfish basketball right now and that’s fun for me,” Hartenstein said. “It lets me do what I was brought there to do.”

  • The Knicks and coach Tom Thibodeau are expected to discuss a contract extension after the season. We have the full story here.
  • Meanwhile, Randle is said to be “pushing hard” to return from his shoulder injury before the playoffs. Our Ashish Mathur wrote more here.
  • New York has won all three games vs. Brooklyn this season. The series concludes on April 12 at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Knicks (42-28) entered Sunday in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, just one game behind Cleveland.

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