After Julius Randle lost 44 points, his Knicks teammates announce that he should be an All-Star (0:21)

NEW YORK – – Beating Atlanta isn’t enough for the New York Knicks – you want Julius Randle to be in Atlanta
Randle hit a season high of 44 points, scoring the top seven 3-point points of his career, and led the Knicks to their third straight win on Monday night, 123-112 against the slumped Hawks

Randle added nine rebounds and five assists for what is perhaps the best performance of a season to be considered for next month’s All-Star game in Atlanta

Randle scored 17 points in 7v8 in the first quarter to get the Knicks off the ground quickly and ended up one point short of his career high. He wasn’t feeling well in his first season in New York and the striker in the seventh Jahr strived to improve this

“A lot of people might have written me off, a lot of people might have their doubts or whatever it was, and that was just motivation or fuel,” said Randle. “For me it was just about being a better player and a better one Getting teammates back as last year ”


Barrett added 21 points and rookie Immanuel Quickley had 16 for the Knicks, which improved to 14-15 and can reach 500 with a win over Orlando on Wednesday when they doubled their overall wins by 29 games from last season they were 7-22

Trae Young had 23 points and eight assists for the Hawks, who have lost their fourth and seventh in a row in their last eight games

The Hawks scored 118, 125, and 125 in the skid’s first three games, and had a lot more trouble with a Knicks team that scored 20 points more than their NBA low of 103 and 3 points per game New York has their season at 66 Points best completed in the first half

The Knicks took a 16-5 lead in the first four minutes, and Quickley’s 3-hand to open the second led to New York’s biggest lead at 42-28

Atlanta scored the top nine points of the third for a 72-66 lead after John Collins’ dunk, but couldn’t control Randle – the only Knicks player to hit nearly half the quarter. New York sat down with a 15 : 2 lead through again, and another 3 from Randle made it to 93: 86

by just over a minute

“He hit every big 3,” said Hawks trainer Lloyd Pierce. “And our boys competed and we’re always trying to find those big moments on our side and we got beaten up by some guy who did the plays all night after the game””

The biggest could have been a 3-pointer with the Knicks protecting a two-point lead with less than 3 1/2 minutes of play. Randle then found Barrett for another 3 to make it 115-107 and threw one Knight down, who increased the lead 1:36 to the left to eight

Hawks: Collins had 19 points Cam Reddish and Danilo Gallinari scored 16 points each. Clint Capela, the NBA’s leading rebounder, had 15 points and 18 boards. He had double-digit rebounds in 22 of 24 games this season

Knicks: Coach Tom Thibodeau said center Mitchell Robinson would have another consultation with a surgeon on his broken right hand on Tuesday and then get a better update on how much time he could miss Frank Ntilikina missed his fourth game in a row over health and safety protocols, Thibodeau said Ntilikina continues to test negative for the coronavirus

Thibodeau has always had a no-nonsense reputation as a no-nonsense workaholic, but Pierce described an entirely different personality at either the Las Vegas Summer League meetings or the NBA coaches

“About as nice as you,” Pierce said, “He always has a smile on his face It’s easy to talk to. Different personality comes game time”

Thibodeau smiled when he learned that Derrick Rose, who was playing for him for the third time, said he had never seen the coach smile like he does now

“Look, I want us to work,” Thibodeau said. “I think if you have a team that is committed to playing for each other and doing the right things, I want us to enjoy it too””

When James Harden was traded to the nets, Monday night’s win over the Kings – in which Brooklyn set a franchise record for 3s – was the offensive standard he had in mind

Simmons – without Joel Embiid – scored 42 points in a loss to the team with the best record in the NBA. For the ever-puzzling Simmons, the questions remain whether he can do it again

Houston’s John Wall scored 29 points to go with 11 assists on his return to Washington, DC.on Monday evening

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World news – USA – Hawks vs. Knicks – Game Recap – 15 February 2021 – ESPN

Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/recap?gameId=401267582