Julius Randle Powers New York Past LA Lakers
Julius Randle served as a thorn on the side of his former team Los Angeles Lakers as he powered New York Knicks to a 111-96 victory in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Monday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Randle, who spent the first few years in the league with the Lakers, posted a double-double 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Knicks to its third straight win for a 28-27 win-loss slate.
Elfrid Payton chipped in 20 markers, Derrick Rose and Reggie Bullock contributed 14 and 12 markers, respectively, while Taj Gibson had 10 rebounds and eight points for New York.
Holding to a 55-52 halftime lead, the Knicks created separation from the Lakers with triples from Bullock and inside baskets from Randle for an 81-69 advantage.
The Lakers clawed to within 87-92 in the fourth but Randle punished his former team by knocking down consecutive baskets as the Knicks lead grew to its largest at 111-94.
Dennis Schroder finished the match with 21 points, while Markieff Morris, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17, 14 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Lakers (32-21).