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Julius Randle goes off to end epic New York Knicks drought

The New York Knicks won once again Monday night, getting a third straight win by beating the Atlanta Hawks behind 44 points from Julius Randle.

By scoring more than 40 points, Randle broke a streak of 183 games in which the Knicks did not have a 40-point scorer. That was the longest active streak in the NBA. The last Knicks player to score 40 or more was Trey Burke against the Charlotte Hornets in March 2018. Randle’s 44 points tops his previous high with the Knicks of 35.

After the game, teammates Theo Pinson, Immanuel Quickley and RJ Barrett surrounded Randle and declared him an All-Star. And in postgame interviews, both coach Tom Thibodeau and his teammates gave Randle a further push to be named as a reserve when the teams are announced next week. Read from source….