Knicks overcome a 21 point deficit to stun the Heat

In a game that will be remembered for its fourth-quarter heroics, the Knicks staged an incredible comeback against their Heat rivals, clinching an 100-98 victory.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with an impressive 24 points, while Immanuel Quickley, coming off the bench, added a crucial 20 points, and RJ Barrett contributed 18 points.

The Knicks, showing resilience in the final quarter, overcame a substantial 21-point deficit. Each of the key players, Brunson, Quickley, and Barrett, stepped up when it mattered most, scoring a combined 8 points each in the fourth quarter. Barrett’s three-point play with just under two minutes left marked a pivotal moment, swinging the lead in favor of the Knicks at 97-96, their first lead since halftime.

The turning point came after the Knicks trailed 96-76 with less than four minutes remaining. The team orchestrated an impressive comeback, outscoring the Heat 29-11 in the final quarter.

“It’s pretty cool, I’m not going to lie. It’s a really good win.”

Jalen Brunson

However, the Knicks faced challenges earlier in the game, going scoreless for the initial five minutes into the second half. This lapse allowed the Heat to build a commanding 83-62 lead with 3:40 left in the third quarter.

For the Heat, Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, and Bam Adebayo contributed a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Despite Butler’s attempt at a game-winner, narrowly missing before the buzzer, the Knicks’ stellar fourth-quarter performance secured a memorable comeback victory.

The Heat had dominated the early stages of the second half, launching a formidable 19-0 run and establishing a 69-51 lead, making it difficult to predict the real outcome of the match-up.

The game also counted for the In-Season Tournament where the Knicks are tied with the Heat for the second place with a 2-1 record, behind the Bucks, who are 3-0. The Knicks can win the group if they beat the Hornets on Tuesday and the Bucks will lose to the Heat.

Up-next: The Knicks (9-6) will host the Suns (10-6) on Sunday from 6:00 pm.

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