The Knicks lose but Julius Randle is a record: 57 points

Knicks and T’Wolves create a very high-scoring challenge, with the guests who, even without Anthony Edwards, score the first 10 shots attempted in the first half by 79 points scored and 71% of the team (including 10/13 from three) . New York sells dearly and keeps the game open, but in the final the super protagonist of the match Julius Randle loses a crucial defensive rebound allowing Taurean Prince to close the accounts.

Randle’s final distraction doesn’t erase one of the greatest performances in Knicks history. The All-Star smashes his previous career-high of 46 points by scoring 57, the third best performance in franchise history behind Carmelo Anthony’s 62 and Bernard King’s 60, thanks to a 26-point third quarter (all-time record). time for New York) and an evening of 19/29 shooting, 8/14 three-pointers and 11/13 free throws. Not even Jalen Brunson’s 23, however, avoid interrupting the streak of three successes in a row.

The unexpected protagonist in the T’Wolves house is called Taurean Prince, who gives himself “a movie night” (his words) by scoring 35 points with a perfect 8/8 from three-point range, only the eighth performance of this type in NBA history. Together with him there are six other double-digit teammates among which Mike Conley’s 24 with 11 assists stand out, finding an unexpected victory in the play-in race in the Western Conference.