After the heavy defeat at the hands of OKC, the Knicks redeem themselves by winning back-to-back on the field of the only two undefeated teams at home this regular season, Utah and Denver. The Knicks go 10 lengths down in the fourth quarter but take advantage of the absence of Nikola Jokic (anti-Covid protocol) to comeback and win despite Jamal Murray and Bones Hyland’s 21 points each for the hosts, who in addition to Jokic they also have to do without Aaron Gordon.
The protagonist of the match is Julius Randle, who on Sunday after the 145 points against OKC had called a team dinner to straighten the boat. So far it has paid off: the number 30 finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds, accompanied by the 21 of Jalen Brunson and three other players in double figures, although RJ Barrett’s problems continue to hold the court (4/18 at shooting and -18 plus-minus for 11 points in 31 minutes). Excellent final defenses by Jericho Sims and Immanuel Quickley on Murray to deny him the last two conclusions.