Knicks halt Embiid, Brunson makes history for 3-1 lead

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Nikola Miloradovic

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Joel Embiid limited to just one point in the final 12 minutes as the New York Knicks head home with a commanding series lead

By Eurohoops Team/

It was the Jalen Brunson show at the Wells Fargo Center, with the 2023 NBA MVP Joel Embiid in attendance.

The New York Knicks guard made history by leading the MSG team to a 3-1 Playoff series advantage with a 97-92 win in Philadelphia.

Brunson scored 47 points and dished out 10 assists, registering a double-double to be remembered. His total score has never been seen by a Knicks player in a playoff game before.

European players also made valuable contributions, with British swingman OG Anunoby achieving a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Isaiah Hartenstein scoring eight points, four boards, and two assists.

On the other side, Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 27 points and 10 rebounds but only managed to score a single point in the final quarter, shooting 0-5 from the field despite playing the entire 12 minutes.

Tyrese Maxey followed him with 23 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. added 19. Nicolas Batum contributed just one point but grabbed seven rebounds in over 21 minutes of playing time.

The series now shifts back to Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks will have a chance to reach the second round in front of their fans.