Donte DiVincenzo Lights Up Madison Square Garden in Record-Breaking Performance

Donte DiVincenzo record-breaking night

In a groundbreaking performance on Monday night, Donte DiVincenzo showcased what promises to be a record-breaking season for the New York Knicks. Against the Detroit Pistons, DiVincenzo set a franchise record by sinking 11 3-pointers en route to scoring 40 points. Despite the overwhelming atmosphere of a sold-out Madison Square Garden, DiVincenzo managed to maintain his focus.

Reflecting on his exceptional performance, DiVincenzo revealed the supportive advice he received from his teammate, star guard Jalen Brunson, who urged him to stay composed amidst the crowd’s excitement. With his 11 three-pointers, the 27-year-old guard surpassed Klay Thompson to claim the third-most made field goals from beyond the arc in the NBA this season, totaling 234. He now stands just seven shots away from Evan Fournier’s franchise record of 241, established during the 2021-22 season.

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This remarkable achievement comes in DiVincenzo’s debut season with the Knicks following his summer signing. Previously, he had never attempted more than 150 3-pointers in a season. However, his expanded role in New York, including over 50 starts and averaging over 27 minutes per game, has allowed him to flourish on the court. DiVincenzo attributes much of his success to the synergy between him and Brunson, his former teammate at Villanova, highlighting the importance of relieving pressure from Brunson by stretching the floor and creating scoring opportunities.

On the other side of the court, Pistons head coach Monty Williams expressed his discontent with the Knicks’ decision to continue feeding DiVincenzo even when the game was out of reach. However, DiVincenzo remained respectful towards Williams and the Pistons, emphasizing his admiration for them. In response to Williams’ criticism, DiVincenzo’s teammate Josh Hart, who recorded yet another triple-double with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists, offered some straightforward advice. Hart suggested that if Williams didn’t want his team to be part of the story, they should focus on improving their defense to contain hot players like DiVincenzo, rather than faulting the Knicks for capitalizing on scoring opportunities.

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