Former Mountaineer Miles ‘Deuce’ McBride made his first career NBA playoff start on Tuesday night.

McBride did not disappoint, helping the New York Knicks secure a 121-91 game five victory over the Indiana Pacers, playing 40 minutes in the process.

McBride finished the game with 17 points on 7-for-15 shooting, and had five assists as well. McBride’s plus/minus, was +26, the second best mark of any Knicks player.

McBride first made his mark in the league on the defensive end, and was tasked with guarding Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Hailburton throughout the night. Hailburton finished with only 13 points, 34, 35, and 20 points in games two, three, and four, respectively.

McBride was inserted into the lineup as the Knicks battle multiple injuries and tried to get a spark after losing games three and four. The decision worked for New York, as they now hold a 3-2 series advantage and are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.

Game six is set for Friday night, and will be televised on ESPN. A tip-off time has yet to be announced.

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