Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau beamed with pride as he described Jalen Brunson's 38-point,

nine-rebound, seven-assist performance in a must-win 112-103 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

As eye-popping as the numbers were for the guard who has quickly become 

"What can you say about the guy?" Thibodeau said. "He's just incredible, all-around player. Great leader,

Brunson was relentless throughout Wednesday's game -- and the Knicks needed every bit of it.