The New York Knicks are now 4-4 on the season after picking up two crucial home wins over the Clippers and the Spurs just eight games into the season. Julius Randle has been the highlight of both games, as he recorded 23 points and 16 rebounds against the Spurs and 27 points and ten rebounds against the new-look Clippers. Going back a week, they are 3-2 in their last five games, with a win coming against the Cavs on Tuesday, followed by losses to the same Cavs the next day and to the Bucks in the crucial Play-in game on Friday night.
Tuesday, October 31st, Cavs vs Knicks
The Knicks won their matchup at home against the Cavs 109-91 behind 19 points from Jalen Brunson and 19 and 10 boards from Julius Randle. They outscored the Cavs in each of the first three quarters and then nearly doubled their point total in the third quarter to win big at home.
Wednesday, November 1st, Knicks vs Cavs
The Knicks lost their matchup 95-89 behind 24 points by Jalen Brunson, with Immanuel Quickley adding 18 of his own off the bench. This game was a much closer affair, with the Cavs players making big plays down the stretch to secure the win. Donovan Mitchell poured in 30 points to lead the Cavs.
Friday, November 3rd, Knicks vs Bucks
The Knicks lost their pivotal road matchup against the Bucks 110-105 despite 45 points from Jalen Brunson in the first game of the newly added In-season tournament. Damian Lillard hit the go-ahead three with 1:03 remaining to lift his new team. Randle added 16 points and 12 rebounds but only shot 5-of-20 from the field for the Knicks.
Monday, November 6th, Clippers vs Knicks
The Knicks won their matchup 111-97, led by Julius Randle’s 27-point ten rebound performance. RJ Barrett scored 26 points as well to lead the Knicks over the Clippers in their first game with newly acquired James Harden. The Knicks had a massive fourth-quarter surge, scoring 35 points in the final quarter to run away with the game.
Wednesday, November 8th, Spurs vs Knicks
The Knicks won back-to-back games off another big performance by Julius Randle, amassing 23 points and 16 rebounds. This game was not close from the outset, leading after the first quarter 33-16. The Knicks held standout rookie Victor Wembanyama to only 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting, only scoring his first basket midway through the third quarter.
The Knicks will now look to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday to keep their mini-winning streak alive.
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