New York Knicks’ Donte DiVincenzo Sets Franchise Record with 11 Three-Pointers in Blowout Win over Detroit Pistons

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In a dazzling display of marksmanship, Donte DiVincenzo lit up the court with an unprecedented performance, sinking a franchise-record 11 three-pointers as the New York Knicks cruised to a commanding 124-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

DiVincenzo’s scorching shooting spree eclipsed the previous record set by J.R. Smith in 2014 and later matched by Evan Fournier in 2022. Facing his former team after a recent trade, Fournier found himself tasked with guarding DiVincenzo for much of the game, witnessing firsthand the barrage of treys that ensued.

Although momentarily denied the record due to a technicality, DiVincenzo’s relentless determination saw him sink his milestone 10th three-pointer with just over five minutes remaining in the game. With a timeout providing a brief respite, he returned to the court to cement his place in Knicks history with a sensational 11th triple, igniting the Madison Square Garden faithful into a thunderous ovation.

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Josh Hart showcased his all-around prowess with a triple-double, notching 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, while Jalen Brunson contributed 28 points to the Knicks’ dominant performance. Miles McBride and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 points each, complemented by Precious Achiuwa’s commanding presence on the boards with 16 rebounds off the bench.

Despite a commendable effort from James Wiseman, who recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, the Pistons struggled to halt their downward spiral, suffering their seventh consecutive loss. Marcus Sasser led Detroit’s scoring efforts with 24 points, supported by Fournier and Malachi Flynn, who both reached double figures off the bench.

From the opening tip-off, the Knicks seized control, embarking on a blistering 20-0 run in the first quarter that set the tone for the remainder of the contest. With a lead never in jeopardy, New York cruised to victory, extending their recent run of form and solidifying their position in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

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