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Miles McBride Helps Spark Knicks in Thrilling Win Over Pacers



Miles McBride with Knicks
Image credit to Miles McBride's Instagram

Former Mountaineer Miles McBride was a big part of New York’s win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. McBride came close to matching his career high in points and helped spark the 109-105.

The WVU product scored 16 points in 29 minutes, connecting on six of 13 field goals and three out of eight three-point attempts. He was a +10, which was the best on his team, and also added two steals and a rebound. At one point in the game, McBride scored 11 straight points for the Knicks.

McBride has steadily emerged as a significant contributor to a Knicks team that currently sits as the three seed in the Eastern Conference with a 32-17 record. New York only trails the Boston Celtics, who are led by fellow Mountaineer head coach Joe Mazzulla, in the Atlantic Division standings.

McBride recently signed a $13 million extension with the Knicks over the next three years. The Knicks traded away RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley to the Toronto Raptors in late December, creating more playing time for McBride.

McBride has upped his per game averages to 10 minutes per contest, 4.9 points and shooting 45.5% in 35 games.

McBride saw more opportunities during his second year in the NBA with the Knicks. He 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.

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

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