NEW YORK (AP) – Julius Randle had 34 points և 10 rebounds against his former team and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-96 on Monday night for their third straight win.
With the Memphis-Toronto teams out of the tight finals, the Knicks quietly advanced for most of the fourth quarter, moving backwards from 500 to 28-27.
Elfriede Peyton scored 20 points and Derrick Rose added 14 for the Knicks off the bench, who had a lot of energy on the second night of the return leg.
Dennis Schroeder had 21 points and Markief Morris had 17 points for the Lakers, who on March 20 beat LeBron Spaces 5-7 points, joining all-star Anthony DGis in the final.
Even without them, the Lakers beat Brooklyn 126-101 on Saturday, raising their season by a high 19 points. But in the same city, they found the Knicks, who play a very different game than the Nets.
In the bigger front շատ much better in defense, the Knicks beat the Lakers 47-33. Andre Drummond, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds against the Nets, had just three shots, three points and 10 rebounds.
The Lakers were at least healthier in this game, returning Kyle Kuzma after he missed two games on the left field. Wesley Matthews and Mark Gasol played in Brussels with injuries.
It’s impossible և The Lakers finished 3-3 on their road trip to Charlotte on Tuesday.
In the third quarter, New York took a 66-62 lead, 13-2, և Randle hit the top five, bringing it to 79-64. He had another basket with 5.3 seconds left, leading Knicks 81-68.
The Lakers scored 10 straight points in the fourth half, scoring 92-87, but Peyton scored, while Randle doubled the lead to three points. He followed with another basket, then a free throw, when the lead role reached 100-87.
Lakers. Morris rolled his left ankle in the first quarter and left to return it before returning. Ֆ Alfonso McKinney left because of health և safety protocols.
Nix. R. J. Barrett missed his first eight shots and finished with seven points in 11 shots against 11. : The Knicks signed F / C Norvel Pelle on Monday, signing a second 10-day deal.
In the midst of Schroeder’s ousting their injuries, the Lakers reduced eight rotating players available in the second half of their win on Saturday. Eight is the minimum number to start a game, but coach Frank Vogel said he was not worried about the Lakers facing the problem.
“The next night we reached eight, just because our player was fired,” said Vogel. “But usually when it seemed like we were extremely exhausted, we still had nine boys. I would not worry about it being so low until it happened.”
Lakers. Visit Charlotte on Tuesday.
Nix. Visit New Orleans on Wednesday.
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