Julius Randle scored an emphatic double-double for the New York Knicks in their latest encounter against the Washington Wizards. Randle’s 24 points and 18 rebounds helped Knicks get the better of Bradley Beal less-Wizards. Beal missed his first game of the season as he was out resting. While Russell Westbrook seemed to be the lone warrior fighting against Knicks as he knocked an almost triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.
Julius Randle was well supported by his new teammate Derrick Rose, who scored 14 points in 20 minutes. The Knicks dominated inside, with a 58-42 advantage in points in the paint and a 65-46 edge in rebounding. Mitchell Robinson had 10 points and 14 rebounds, all in the first half before leaving in the second half with a fractured right hand.
Julius Randle leads Knicks past Wizards to win 7th away game of the season
Washington got within three points midway through the third quarter, but Randle responded with a 3-pointer and New York bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 14-0 run to put the game away. Russell Westbrook missed a layup to start the fourth quarter, paused under the basket and jogged to the other end as Immanuel Quickley took a pass by Rose and buried a 3-pointer. Rose followed that with a jumper to give the Knicks a 20-point lead.
The game was delayed for about nine minutes between the first and second quarters because of a malfunctioning video replay monitor at the scorers’ table. Westbrook entertained the non-existent crowd by dancing in the tunnel during the break.
Having said that, next up for the New York Knicks is Houston Rockets. Whereas the Wizards would be hosting Boston Celtics.