Jalen Brunson accepts blame for Knicks’ slow start in loss

Jalen Brunson accepts blame for Knicks’ slow start in loss

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Jalen Brunson accepted blame after his worst efficiency as a Knick.

The brand new level guard, who had carried out so properly over his first 4 video games, was held to 13 factors and two assists within the Knicks’ 119-108 loss to the Bucks on Friday evening.

“We began out actually gradual. Lots of that’s on me,” Brunson stated. “I’ve bought to do a greater job with simply popping out and attacking, being who I’m. I take full [blame] for that. I’ve bought to come back out with the depth and tenacity like I often do.”

Brunson, hounded by defense-minded guards Jrue Vacation and Jevon Carter, shot simply 3-for-10 and dedicated three turnovers. He struggled to get into the paint and didn’t have many post-up alternatives.

He wasn’t alone, nonetheless, in struggling via an off evening. RJ Barrett and Julius Randle, the Knicks’ different high scorers, weren’t a lot better. Barrett scored a team-high 20 factors, however went simply 1-for-7 from deep. Randle was held to 14 factors on 3-for-10 capturing together with three turnovers.

Jalen Brunson drives on Jevon Carter throughout the Knicks’ 119-108 loss to the Bucks. USA TODAY Sports activities

“We have been simply enjoying catch-up the entire recreation,” Brunson stated. “If we begin the best way we often begin, I believe will probably be a unique recreation.”

Quentin Grimes (sore left foot) remained out. The second-year guard labored out earlier than the sport, as he has all through the common season, however there’s nonetheless no timetable for his return. Grimes has but to observe totally because the remaining preseason recreation.

“We’ll see, you simply [have to] be affected person and as soon as he will get [cleared for] contact in observe, see how he feels the subsequent day after which we’ll work him in,” coach Tom Thibodeau stated.

For the second time this season, Mitchell Robinson’s minutes have been considerably restricted by foul bother. He solely performed 13 minutes within the opener in opposition to the Grizzlies and was on the ground for 20 minutes on Friday.

The Bucks have been with out star wing Khris Middleton (wrist), beginning guard Pat Connaughton (calf) and ahead Joe Ingles (left knee).

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