From Marc Berman:
The Knicks post-trade-deadline hangover lasted just three quarters before they awoke and ferociously rallied in the fourth quarter for a 106-102 victory over the Wizards at the Garden on Thursday.
After a horrendous first half, RJ Barrett carried the comeback with 24 points on a night Julius Randle wasn’t himself.
And Alec Burks (27 points, 15 in the fourth), rookie Immanuel Quickley (16 points) and Taj Gibson provided grit and scoring off the bench after the Knicks trailed 60-45 at halftime and by 11 after three quarters.
The Knicks outscored Washington 39-24 in the final period. Barrett’s biggest play came on a fast break when he was tied up by Bradley Beal but still finished for a three-point play after which he flexed his biceps. Barrett was just 7 of 22 on the night but scorched the Wizards for nine fourth-quarter points.
Randle, who injured his thigh in the third quarter, responded in the final two minutes to hit two baseline jumpers to cap the comeback. Randle shot just 5 of 16 for 13 points
Sorry again for the lost thread, I was doing a CBR chat from 4-6 and then I had a four hour fantasy draft and the thread fell by the way aside.
Anyhow, I got to turn on the game just in time for the amazing comeback. What a great win! The Knicks needed these two games and they got them, which is awesome.
Now just don’t get Drummond!