The New York Knicks blocked the Heat’s Cleveland Cavaliers with a grueling 95-86 victory. It was not the prettiest basketball game-New York flipped the ball 25 times and dropped a terrible 13-21 from the free throw line, but Julius Randle’s outstanding performance fueled their confidence. Randle won the Knicks’ first triple-double of the season: 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. This is the Knicks’ first 20-point triple-double since Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks missed Alec Burks, who has been huge for them so far this season, but Reggie Bullock slackened and hit five and three. Points the ball and steals late to win.
Elfrid Payton was strong late in the game, scoring two three-pointers (seriously, when did the elf learn how to shoot three-pointers?
The kids didn’t really stand out, so head coach Tom Thibodeau struggled with the vet – Randle played 44 minutes and Bulock played 41
Benny looks back. Guys, I wish you a nice evening.