March 20, 2023

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Jalen Brunson returns from foot injury to lead Knicks past Nikola Jokic, Nuggets 116-110 – The Denver Post

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Jalen Brunson returned to ‘MVP’ chants in one of the best victories of this increasingly impressive Knicks campaign.

The point guard, emblematic of the Knicks’ resurgence this season, emerged from a three-game injury absence and punished the Nuggets on the bookends of a 116-110 victory Saturday in front of a pumped Madison Square Garden crowd.

Brunson dropped 16 of his 24 points in the first quarter, then buried the Western Conference leaders with an alley-oop pass to Mitchell Robinson with 24 seconds remaining.

It secured the Knicks (42-31) their highest season win total in a decade, surpassing the 41 victories during the shortened pandemic campaign of 2020-21. More important to postseason ramifications, the Knicks moved two games ahead of the Nets for fifth in the…

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2023-03-18 20:53:35

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