Immanuel Quickly Reacts to Career Night Against the Rockets

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Immanuel Quickly dazzled Madison Square Garden with his career night and is happy to lead the New York Knicks to Tuesday’s 137-115 win over the Houston Rockets.

Quickly, with a career-high 40 markers, prompted the Knicks to stop their difficult three-game losing streak as they considered the game mandatory to win against one of the worst teams in the league.

“Winning definitely decides a lot,” Quickly said after the game. “However, we do not want to be satisfied. We knew the Rockets would break in shooting. A very qualified team. So we knew we had to be on our P and Q, especially on defense, and I think we did it.”

Starting again in place of Jalen Brunson, who was out of action with a sprained right arm, Quickley shot a very effective 14-of-18 from the field and provided nine assists.

Per According to ESPN statistics and information, he became the first Nick since Nate Robinson in 2009 to finish the game with 40 points, five assists and 80% shooting.

Without Brunson, he certainly did his job to step up and provide the necessary scoring shot to get New York ahead of Houston.

“Everyone needs to understand when one of your best players is out, whether it’s in scoring, defense or leadership,” Quickly said. “You miss out on a lot when there is essentially no All-Star Game. I think everyone just needs to get a little better.”

Julius Randle scored 26 points and R.J. Barrett scored 19 as the Knicks extended their record to 43-33.

They face the Miami Heat on Wednesday, and the race for the East’s fifth seed is getting even tighter.

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