Jalen Brunson Sent Strong Message After Knicks Lost Game 5 to 76ers

Jalen Brunson remains confident in the Knicks' abilities after losing Game 5 to the 76ers.
Apr 30, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) brings the ball up
Apr 30, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) brings the ball up / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks aren't panicking after dropping Game 5 to the Philadelphia 76ers. The New Yorkers are ready to finish the job in Game 6 of their first-round series despite being in a hostile environment in Philadelphia.

Jalen Brunson is still confident in his team, making it clear that as long as they stay together and play for one another, the Knicks will always stand a chance against any opponent. Ahead of tonight's matchup, Brunson sent a clear message to the fans and his teammates, stating that the Knicks will fight with everything to win this game.

"We're resilient. No matter what the outside people say, positive or negative, we know what we have to do. We're going to stick together," he told reporters today.

New York looked ready to advance to the second round of the postseason on Monday before Tyrese Maxey got hot and scored seven points in the final seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime. The Sixers would win 112-106 in OT, extending the series for one more game.

Now, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and Co. are ready to take this series to the final game, but Brunson and his teammates are keen to return to New York to wait for the Pacers or Bucks, not to play another game with the 76ers.

The No. 2 seed in the East is ready to put the last nail in the coffin and move on from the Sixers. However, that won't be an easy task, and Brunson must be ready for the 76ers to throw anything at the Knicks.

This has been arguably the best series of the first round this season, but it's time to end it for the Knicks.

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