Immanuel Quickley pours in career high as Knicks continue hot streak
Immanuel Quickley had a memorable outing Sunday night as the New York Knicks continued their impressive run, and have now won 9 straight games.
Quickley, a former Kentucky star, poured in a career-high 38 points, in 55 minutes, as he stepped in for injured starter Jalen Brunson to help the New York Knicks knock off the Boston Celtics 131-129 in 2 overtimes.
Quickley added 7 points in the second overtime along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Meanwhile, another former UK star, Julius Randle, had 31 points and 9 rebounds.
Quickley certainly enjoyed the performance, and let everyone know it.
He scored New York’s first 7 points of the second overtime on a 3-pointer and 2 driving baskets, and then skipped in front of Boston’s bench celebrating after the last basket made it 128-123.
“When I laid it up, it was still rolling around, so I kind of skipped it, willed it in,” he said, smiling when explaining his last basket, per the Associated Press. “I just kept skipping down the floor. I was having fun, though.”
38 PTS (career-high)
What a night for Immanuel Quickley. 9 straight W’s for the @nyknicks ? pic.twitter.com/TzB1fSBIfp
— NBA (@NBA) March 6, 2023
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