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Sports Randle, Rose lead Knicks to win over Grizzlies

09:05  04 may  2021
09:05  04 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night for their 12th win in 13 games.

Derrick Rose holding a basketball © Provided by The Canadian Press

“I like the toughness of the team,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They persevered and just found away.”

With the win, the Knicks are assured of their first winning record in a season since going 54-28 in 2012-13.

“It’s really good,” Randle said of the team’s recent play, adding that the Knicks “need to keep doing it to get better.”

While the Knicks continued their successful run – winning their 12th in the last 13 – one of the prime spots of the four play-in teams in the West is becoming more elusive for Memphis. The loss was the Grizzlies fourth in the last five. Coupled with Golden State’s win over New Orleans earlier Monday night, the Warriors moved into eighth place, a half-game ahead of Memphis, now in ninth..

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“All these games are big,” said Dillon Brooks, who had 25 points for Memphis. “We’ve got to realize that. Our attention to detail, our intensity, our attention to everything has got to be heightened. We’ve just got to be ready every single game.”

Rookie Desmond Bane added 22 points while Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points for the Grizzlies.

Memphis, which trailed by as many as 17 in the second half, tried to rally in the fourth quarter and cut the New York advantage to 101-96 with 5:28 left. Randle answered with a 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining.

But with Memphis still within five points as the game headed down the stretch, the Grizzlies received five technicals in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss.

Asked about the technicals, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, who received two of them and was ejected, avoided the question, saying: “I’m really excited about how hard our guys played, and we have to build on this. We’ve got a lot of basketball left and we’re turning in the right direction.”

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RJ Barrett added 15 points for the Knicks.

“They made tough shots. You’ve got to tip your hat to that squad and take the positives out of this game,” Brooks said. But he also realizes the importance of the rest of the games as the Grizzlies manoeuvr for the best post-season position.

The Knicks shot 77.3% in the second quarter to build the lead to 69-58 at the break. Rose, who played his one season of college basketball at the University of Memphis, missed only one of his seven shots in the half to lead New York with 15 points.

New York couldn’t maintain that shooting pace, but still kept its lead through the third. Brooks pushed the Grizzlies closer, pulling Memphis within six at one point of the period.

“We built a good lead in the third,” Thibodeau said. “We struggled a little in the fourth, but we found a way to win.”

TIP-INS

Knicks: C Nerlens Noel, who suffered a left ankle sprain in Sunday’s win over the Rockets, was out. Taj Gibson started at centre for New York, his third start of the season. ... Randle missed his first four shots and was 1 of 7 in the first quarter. ... Gibson had 12 rebounds and five blocks.

Knicks extend winning streak to 9, beat Raptors 120-103

  Knicks extend winning streak to 9, beat Raptors 120-103 NEW YORK — Julius Randle had 31 points and 10 rebounds, RJ Barrett added 25 points and 12 boards, and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors 120-103 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory. Derrick Rose scored 19 points for the Knicks, who are on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title in what was their last playoff appearance. They are surging towardDerrick Rose scored 19 points for the Knicks, who are on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title in what was their last playoff appearance.

Grizzlies: G Grayson Allen, who missed the previous two games with an injured left hand, returned to action and started. ... Brooks tied his season-high with five 3-pointers. …Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins was ejected with 1:20 left when he received a pair of technicals arguing a no-call on a drive to the basket by Morant. Then Brooks got a technical 18 seconds later and Morant got two technical and he was ejected also.

MVP TALK:

While he may not be at the top of the list, Randle is getting some mention as an MVP candidate because of his play. Asked if he deserves to be part of such discussions, Randle replied: “For sure. I’m not going to shy away from it. For me, it’s about getting better from game to game and improving as a player.”

MEANWHILE, 10 YEARS AGO

Monday was the 10-year anniversary of Rose winning the 2011 MVP – the youngest player to win the award. Asked about the memory, the veteran reminded everyone that he is now 32 years old. “It is crazy. I mean the story is crazy. I’m just happy to be here and still playing decent basketball. I’m very appreciative.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Continue a six-game swing through the Western Conference in Denver against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Grizzlies: Face the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday.

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Clay Bailey, The Associated Press

Randle, Barrett help Knicks beat Raptors for 9th win a row .
NEW YORK — Julius Randle had 31 points and 10 rebounds, RJ Barrett added 25 points and 12 rebounds and New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors 120-103 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory. Derrick Rose scored 19 points to help the Knicks move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining. They are on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title in what was their last playoff appearance. Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby each scored 27 points for the Raptors, who were trying for a season-high fifth straight victory.

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