In a thrilling showdown, the New York Knicks (49-32) secured a crucial victory against the Brooklyn Nets (32-49) with a 111-107 win, clinching home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs despite Cam Thomas’ impressive 41-point performance.

Jalen Brunson’s standout performance, with 30 points and 11 assists, propelled the Knicks to victory after a slow start, while OG Anunoby’s 15-point third quarter helped turn the tide in New York’s favor.

Despite falling behind early in the game, the Knicks staged a comeback, outscoring the Nets with 70 points over the second and third quarters.

Despite the Nets’ efforts, highlighted by Trenton Watford’s double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds, they couldn’t withstand the Knicks’ relentless offensive onslaught.