The Knicks are now sixth in the Eastern Conference, one spot ahead of the Pacers, who also now have a record of 23 wins and 19 losses. New York’s professional Jalen Brunson was the most successful basketball player of the game with 34 points. Hartenstein kept a low profile in his little over nine minutes on the field, posting a block and two rebounds.
The top teams in the east of the NBA also picked up wins. Leaders Boston Celtics beat the New Orleans Pelicans, third in the Western Conference, 125-114 in the top game of the day. Jaylen Brown was the towering man on the field with a season-high 41 points for the Celtics. The Milwaukee Bucks, number three in the east behind the Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets, also had a win and won 114:105 against the Atlanta Hawks.
In the west, the Memphis Grizzlies recorded a 135-129 against the San Antonio Spurs. The current eight wins in a row are currently the best in the league. The Denver Nuggets are still the leaders of the table, giving the Phoenix Suns no chance at 126:97.