Going into Friday’s game, Randle averaged 19.8 points, 10 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in the series. But when the Knicks needed him, Randle had a hard time finding the back of the net, especially in the fourth quarter. In that final frame, the starters – minus Brunson – scored five points and were a total of 0 for 6.
When asked why he thought the starters struggled in Game 6, Randle couldn’t give a definitive answer.
“Eventually I’m going to come back in the offseason and watch the movie and see how we can help”, Randle said. “It is hard to say.”
With preseason expectations outgrown, the Knicks will now enter an offseason with more ambitious goals. A trip to the semifinals won’t be enough for this Knicks team, but to go further they’ll need more from the starters.