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McBride Records First NBA Start for the Knicks



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On a New Year’s Eve night, former WVU guard Miles “Deuce” McBride made his first career NBA start for the New York Knicks.

Starting guard Kemba Walker was dealing with a knee injury before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which led to head coach Tom Thibodeau giving McBride the start. McBride played in 24 minutes, scoring seven points. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native shot 3-of-9 from the field in a 95-80 loss, on Friday night.

McBride has played 12 games in the NBA, with now a start under his belt. The former Mountaineer is averaging 3.0 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals in 9.8 minutes per game.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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