FILE — Julius Randle of the New York Knicks celebrates after drawing the foul late within the fourth quarter in opposition to the Indiana Pacers at Madison Sq. Backyard on February 27, 2021 in New York Metropolis. Elsa/Getty Pictures/AFP
Julius Randle scored 13 of his 40 factors within the closing 11 minutes — six minutes of regulation and the extra time interval — Wednesday night time for the host New York Knicks, who remained red-hot by storming again from a 11-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 137-127.
The Knicks (33-27) scored the primary 10 factors of extra time to outlive a battle of attrition, lock up their eighth straight win — the franchise’s longest successful streak since March 2014 — and transfer previous the Hawks (32-27) into fourth place within the Japanese Convention.
New York hasn’t made the playoffs for the reason that 2012-13 season.
After posting 40 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST within the @nyknicks eighth straight win, @J30_RANDLE items his jersey to his former Assistant Coach Mike Woodson! pic.twitter.com/gkspbGzXUW
— NBA (@NBA) April 22, 2021
Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley every had 20 factors off the New York bench. Reggie Bullock (18 factors) and RJ Barrett (16 factors) every acquired into double digits for the Knicks, who misplaced Taj Gibson to a lacerated eyelid early within the second quarter.
One other New York heart, Nerlens Noel, sustained a lacerated lip after being hit by Clint Capela in the course of the third quarter however returned with 9:53 to go within the fourth.
The most costly harm of the night time might have been sustained by Hawks star level guard Trae Younger, who had 20 factors and 14 assists earlier than spraining his left ankle with 1:13 left within the third. He missed a floater and landed on the foot of third-string Knicks heart Norvel Pelle.
The work continues! Let’s keep locked in.
Ju: 40 PTS | 11 REB | 6 AST⁰
RJ: 16 PTS | 6 REB | 5 AST
Bully: 18 PTS (6-11 3PT)
Nerlens: 9 PTS | 12 REB | 3 BLK
EP: 6 PTS | 3 AST | 3 REB | 3 STL
D-Rose: 20 PTS | 4 REB | 3 AST
Fast: 20 PTS (4-6 3PT)
Obi: 2 PTS | 6 REB pic.twitter.com/XCmtxC1uQ1
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 22, 2021
Younger pounded the ground together with his fist earlier than being helped off the court docket by a pair of teammates, and he didn’t return to motion.
Capela, who landed exhausting on his again after stepping on Rose’s foot with 5:31 left within the fourth, had 25 factors and 22 rebounds for the Hawks, who misplaced for the second time in seven video games. Bogdan Bogdanovich scored 20 factors whereas John Collins had 18 factors and Kevin Huerter added 17 factors for Atlanta. Lou Williams scored 11 factors off the bench.
The Hawks mounted a 16-0 run to take an 11-point lead within the first quarter earlier than the Knicks held a handful of leads within the second. Atlanta was on high all through the third quarter and opened up one other 11-point edge at 95-84 with 1:47 left within the interval.
The Hawks led 109-101 with 7:46 left earlier than Quickley hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start out a 15-0 run by the Knicks. Nevertheless, Atlanta ended regulation on a 13-6 run earlier than Solomon Hill draped Randle and didn’t enable him to get off a shot earlier than the buzzer.
Quickley opened extra time with a layup and Randle and Bullock adopted with 3-pointers earlier than Noel’s dunk prolonged the Knicks’ result in 132-122. The Hawks acquired no nearer than 5 thereafter.
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