All-Star was one of six players to finish with a double for New York, setting a record 22-22. RJ Barrett scored 21, Alec Burks added 20 and Mitchell Robinson got 16 points and 11 rebounds.
“Winning is fun,” Barrett said.
With his 22nd win, New York has won one more match in the 2020-21 season compared to all previous seasons.
Even so, the Knicks has yet to plan any parades.
“It’s hard to play 48 minutes,” said Barrett. “We have to find a way to try and do it … get closer to that.”
Bradley Beal scored 22 points for the Wizards, who lost for the 9th time in 11 games.
“To be honest, I don’t think we even made it to the arena,” said Beal. “We didn’t bring any focus, any energy, and we damn not playing defensively. So that’s why we lost. “
Before the match, Washington manager Scott Brooks spoke passionately about the importance of his team winning to motivate a spot in the franchise’s first playoff round since 2017- 18.
Instead, the Knicks were purposeful and had a 20-goal lead in the first half after Robinson had dribbled two hands from Barrett’s free-throw. At the end of the first half, Randle scored 21 points and Barrett got 10 points, got 5 assists and got 4 rebounds.
New York didn’t give up in the second half, extending the score to 31. In a 52-second run in the third quarter, Randle made three consecutive fortune trebles.
“I’m very confident,” said Randle. “I finished my work. I know how hard I worked this summer to try to improve as a shooter. So honestly I’m not really surprised. … I rolled. “
Along with the win, the Knicks also received some reinforcements when Elfrid Payton returned to the New York squad. The point guard missed five consecutive games with his right hamstring stretched. The Knicks don’t have Austin Rivers (personally) and Derrick Rose, who missed the 9th in a row because the veteran defender is “working his way through the protocol,” said Tom Thibodeau in time available. ready to join the match.
Magician: Washington was one of the most attractive NBA teams ahead of the trade deadline. The Wizards are 13th in the East, but the league’s top scorer is Beal, who will be the unrestricted freester this summer. Brooks focuses on what’s in front of him. “Part of being in the NBA at this time of year, you can (right) be able to stay focused on the game and focus on what you do,” Brooks said. “If you’re worried about (trade rumor)… you’ll have to learn how to deal with it. That’s only part of being a player in this tournament. “
Knicks: Before the game, the NBA announced Randle had been fined $ 15,000 “for improper language directing against a game official and publicly criticizing the execution,” for his outbursts. us after New York’s 101-100 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. Randle was called up for a loose ball foul on Tobias Harris with 5.3 seconds remaining in extra time and the Knicks were one point ahead. Harris takes both free throws, and Randle missed one at the last second, which should have won the game. During his post-death readiness to provide Zoom, Randle said the call was “… ridiculous” and added that “must do a better job”.
Magician: Held Detroit on Saturday night.
Knicks: End a two-game series with Washington at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
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