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Miles McBride Explodes with NBA Career-Best 3-Point Game in Knicks Win



Miles McBride shooting with Knicks
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Less than a week after the Knicks signed Miles McBride to a new deal and made a trade to shake up the roster, the former WVU guard is making the most of his new opportunity.

McBride had one the best games of his young career during New York’s big 128-92 win over Philadelphia on Friday night, scoring 15 points while going four for 8 from the field and a career-high four for six from three in 14 minutes. He was a +20 in the game and also had four assists and a rebound.

McBride talked about his performance on the court after the game. Based on his words, he felt it was only a matter of time.

The former Mountaineer’s 14:58 time played marks the second most minutes he’s received in a game this season, only behind 17 minutes on Dec. 5. Just like when he was in college at West Virginia, “Deuce” McBride’s hustle has also made him a fan favorite for Knicks’ fans.

The Knicks traded away guards RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley to the Raptors, opening up an opportunity for McBride to receive more playing time. McBride played a season-high 18 minutes on Saturday vs. Indiana, scoring five points.

McBride was averaging 2.1 points through 19 games and averaging 5.3 minutes per contest prior to the trade.

McBride saw more opportunities during his second year in the NBA with the Knicks. McBride appeared in 64 games during the 2022-23 season. McBride averaged 3.5 points and 1.1 assists last season. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native shot 36 percent from the field. The Knicks picked up McBride’s team option before NBA free agency began this past offseason.

Miles McBride played two seasons at West Virginia from 2019-21, leading the Mountaineers to an NCAA Tournament appearance during his sophomore year. McBride averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

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