Miles McBride Nearly Breaks NBA Record in Return From COVID

Morgantown, West Virginia – After being out of the New York Knicks’ lineup in the COVID and safety protocols this past week, former West Virginia Mountaineers guard Miles “Deuce” McBride returned last night.

McBride, who had a career high 15 points and 9 assists last week prior to entering the COVID protocols, played 25 minutes last night in the Knicks’ 94-85 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Despite not scoring, McBride had 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, and had one of the best plus/minus in a game without scoring a point in the history of the NBA since +/- has been kept track of with a +39! 

Plus/minus is a measure of the difference of net changes in the score when a player is on or off the court. In other words, the Knicks were up 39 points when Miles McBride was on the court, which is exceptional considering he went 0-4 from the field and didn’t score a point.

McBride’s incredible defensive effort and consistency has earned him a spot in the Knicks’ rotation as a rookie and he’s become a fan favorite at Madison Square Garden in New York City this season.