Julius Randle scored a season-high 42 factors and the New York Knicks defeated the host Detroit Pistons for the twelfth consecutive time, 117-104, on Sunday afternoon.
Randle made 15 of 24 pictures from the sector and added 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Jalen Brunson provided 27 factors with 4 assists. Immanuel Quickley had 17 factors and RJ Barrett added 13.
New York, which has gained seven of its previous eight video games, accomplished a sweep of the four-game season collection.
Again-to-back dubs on the highway 💪
Ju 42 PTS | 15 REB | 4 AST
JB 27 PTS 5 REB | 4 AST⁰
Fast 17 PTS | 3 REB | 3 AST pic.twitter.com/yXDVSzulTT
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 15, 2023
Jaden Ivey and Saddiq Bey every had 21 factors and 6 rebounds to steer the Pistons. Kevin Knox added 16 factors and Alec Burks had 14.
Bojan Bogdanovic, the Pistons’ main scorer, missed the sport with a non-COVID sickness. He was amongst a number of gamers unavailable for Pistons coach Dwane Casey, who used solely 9 gamers.
Detroit’s depleted ranks had been additional sophisticated by foul points, as each Isaiah Stewart and Ivey picked up three apiece within the first half. The Knicks opened a 20-point lead within the second quarter, however the Pistons completed the primary half with a 15-4 run to drag inside 62-55 by halftime. Former Knicks ahead Knox sparked the run with seven factors.
Ivey made two 3-pointers within the first two minutes of the second half because the Pistons pulled inside six factors.
On the halfway level of the third, the Knicks’ lead was nonetheless six. Barrett dunked after a Brunson steal, and Brunson made a drive to push New York’s lead into double digits once more at 80-70.
Bey hit a 3-pointer late within the quarter to chop Detroit’s deficit to 6, however Randle made two layups within the final 34 seconds to provide New York a 90-80 benefit.
Quickley opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer. He made two free throws with 9:43 left to provide the Knicks a 100-82 lead.
The Pistons then went on a 16-5 run, however Randle hit a 3-pointer with 3:48 left to provide his membership a 109-98 lead. Detroit couldn’t get nearer than 9 the remainder of the way in which.
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