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New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle came through with a game-high 40 points in Wednesday's 137-127 overtime victory against Atlanta, adding 11 rebounds, six assists and one block with 6-for-8 shooting from downtown. He finished 11-for-21 overall from the field and 12-for-13 at the foul line. The Knicks are red-hot right now with eight straight victories, and the same applies to Randle as well with him dropping multiple 30-point lines during the winning streak, and he now even has two 40-point efforts in the last four games. He'll be a handful for the Raptors next on Saturday.
New York Knicks shooting guard RJ Barrett was the team's top scorer as they rolled to a seventh straight victory on Tuesday by beating Charlotte 109-97. The second-year player had 24 points on 8-for-17 shooting. All-Star Julius Randle took it easy this time with 16 points. Barrett had a couple of very quiet outings at the start of last week, but he's since then bounced back with two 24-point efforts in three games. Wednesday's matchup against Atlanta puts the 20-year-old again in a nice spot to perform. The Hawks haven't handled opposing shooting guards well all season and Barrett has averaged 23.5 points in two outings against them.
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose turned back the clock on Sunday, delivering a nice 23-point performance off the bench in a 122-112 overtime win against the Pelicans. He finished with 9-for-17 shooting from the field and had five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block with two turnovers in 35 minutes. Rose, who was 2-for-4 with the three-ball, has been a valuable piece for the Knicks, and he's been a consistent scorer, but the veteran guard had yet to reach the 20-point plateau since coming over from Detroit. The former MVP could be in for a good scoring performance again on Tuesday against the Hornets, who are allowing the 11th-most bench points in the league this season.
New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle led the charge offensively once more on Sunday, finishing a 122-112 overtime win against New Orleans with 33 points on 11-for-28 shooting. He's the first Knicks player since Carmelo Anthony in February 2014 to post four consecutive 30-point games. The first-year All-Star added 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals to his line with four turnovers in 47 minutes. Randle, who shot 2-for-8 from downtown and 9-for-10 at the charity stripe, is on fire right now and should have another good offensive outing against the Hornets on Tuesday. Charlotte's frontcourt has been depleted lately due to injuries, and their defensive numbers against power forwards haven't been great all year.
New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett helped lead his team to victory Friday night with an efficient scoring performance. Barrett bounced back from a couple of rough shooting performances, scoring 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting from the field and 3 of 6 shooting from deep. He rounded out his line with eight boards, two assists, and a steal in a whopping 46 minutes of action. He'll take on the Pelicans next, who held him down in the scoring column despite allowing a full line of production from him.