Randle scores 46 as the Knicks force a comeback to beat the Wizards 115-109
The New York Knicks staged an impressive comeback to secure a hard-fought 115-109 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena.
The Knicks were led by an incredible 46-point performance from Julius Randle, who hit 16 of his 29 field-goal attempts and an impressive 7-of-14 from beyond the arc.
“Just came out aggressive. That time of the year. Just gotta lock in. It was a big win for us. We needed this, especially coming off the break. Another team that gets off to fast starts, so they did that and we responded.”
– Julius Randle
Immanuel Quickley was also impressive off the bench, contributing 16 points to the Knicks’ cause, while RJ Barrett added 14 points.
Jalen Brunson had a well-rounded game with 13 points and nine assists, and Mitchell Robinson also chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Brunson’s layup with 42 seconds left put the Knicks up 111-109, and Barrett’s three-pointer gave the Knicks their first lead since the first quarter, 66-64.
The Knicks got off to a slow start after the All Star break and trailed 38-57 in the second quarter. However, they rallied back and showed great resilience to come back and win the game.
The Wizards were led by Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis, who each scored 23 points, while Bradley Beal added 16 points. Despite their best efforts, the Wizards were unable to hold off the Knicks’ late surge.
With this win, the Knicks have now won their fourth straight game and are sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just one game behind the Brooklyn Nets.
The Wizards, on the other hand, dropped to 28-31 and are currently in 10th place in the East.
The Knicks (34-27) will host the Pelicans (30-30) tonight from 7:30pm