104-118. Against the Grizzlies, Randle and Rose kept the Knicks unstoppable

Memphis (USA), May 3 (EFE) .- Power forward Julius Randle contributed 28 points, point guard Derrick Rose achieved 25 by scoring 11 of 15 shots from the field, and the New York Knicks imposed their offensive power against the Memphis Grizzlies who beat them on the road 104-118.

Canadian forward RJ Barrett added 15 points that also helped the Knicks win (37-28) the third in a row that consolidates them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Another forward, Dillon Brooks, scored 25 as the Grizzlies’ leader, while rookie guard Desmond Bane added 22 points.

Inside the paint power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. as a reserve reached 15 points and the Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas got a double-double of 11 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks, which did not prevent the defeat of the Grizzlies (32 -32), who lost the second straight game and dropped to ninth in the Western Conference.

Memphis, which trailed by as much as 17 points in the second half, tried to rebound in the fourth quarter and slashed New York’s lead to 96-101 with 5:28 to play.

But Randle responded with a 3-pointer with 3:57 minutes remaining and that was the end of hopes for the Grizzlies because although they got back to five goals, they received five techniques in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss.

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

While the Knicks continued their successful streak by winning the twelfth game in the last 13 disputed, while the loss was the fourth for the Grizzlies in five games.

That streak of games for New York began on April 9 when they rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat the Grizzlies 133-129 in overtime.

(c) EFE Agency

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