Knicks’ Jalen Brunson Reveals East NBA All-Stars Planned to Score 200 Points

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During the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference aimed for a groundbreaking 200 points by halftime and continued this ambitious scoring effort into the game’s latter half.

Jalen Brunson, a guard for the New York Knicks, shared with the media that hitting the 200-point mark was a collective target set during the break.

The All-Star Game, known for its lack of defensive play, seemed to escalate to new heights of scoring frenzy on this occasion.

“That was a goal of ours,” Brunson said. “We wanted to get 200 points by any means necessary.”

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The game saw a total of 289 shot attempts, with 168 of those being three-pointers. Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored an impressive 50 points, and four starters from the East scored at least 20 points each, turning the game into a true spectacle of offense.

Despite NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s return to the traditional All-Star Game format to foster a more competitive atmosphere, the Eastern Conference shattered previous scoring records, making this game one for the history books.

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Notably, the defensive effort was minimal, as echoed by Tyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers, who remarked on the low intensity of the game.

Brunson was honored to make his first All-Star appearance but remains focused on leading the Knicks amid another strong season for New York. He’s averaged 27.6 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 52 games this season.

“The best part about the journey is just taking it step by step. And it’s something we can’t look past, at all.”

The Knicks return to action on Thursday when they face the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. New York has dealt with a significant amount of injuries, while Brunson remains in the fold.

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