Randle pours 33 as the Knicks top Nets 94-82 in Brooklyn
Coming off a three game losing streak, the Knicks struggled to get in the game but their effort was supported by the Nets’ lack of offense. With a field goal percentage of under 27%, the Nets posed no threat at all for their rivals who got back at them with a 94-82 in at the Barclays Center. The game, which was supposed to be televised nationally on TNT, was pulled off and replaced with the Mavericks-Spurs game.
Julius Randle scored a game high 33 points for New York and collected 8 rebounds while shooting 14-26 from the field, including 5-9 from behind the arc. Marcus Morris added 22 buckets and the same number of boards.
“Our guys played with great energy. I thought we really had great focus. I really felt like we did a good job with how we started making them go through us to make some plays.”
– Mike Miller
The game was close in the first half, there were four lead changes and the Knicks led by as many as nine with 1 minute remaining in the first quarter. But the odds had changed dramatically after halftime and the Knicks took the Nets by storm with a 33-20 partial which included the biggest lead of the game, a 23 point margin for the visitors.
The Nets never recovered and allowed Randle & co to grab their first win of the series which Brooklyn leads 2-1.
Elfrid Payton who has now gain the starting PG role had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Mitchel Robinson dropped 10 & 10 off the bench. The rest of the team finished in single digits.
Brooklyn, who played without Kyrie Irving, were led by Spencer Dinwiddie’s 25 points. They had only one other guy that scored in double figures, Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot, who added 10 off the bench.