Knicks win ninth straight sport, tied for second-longest streak in 25 years
The Knicks earned their ninth straight win in a 120-103 victory over the Raptors at Madison Sq. Backyard on Saturday — tying for the franchise’s second-longest streak of the final 25 years.
It is also New York’s longest streak because the 2012-13 season, when a 13-game streak helped the staff to its most up-to-date NBA playoff berth. The two-seed Knicks beat the 7-seed Celtics in six video games within the first spherical earlier than dropping to the 3-seed Pacers in six within the Jap Convention semifinals.
If the season ended Saturday, New York would earn the No. 4 seed within the East and tackle the 5-seed Hawks within the opening spherical earlier than dealing with, presumably, the 1-seed Nets within the convention semis.
However with 11 video games remaining within the common season, the Knicks have ample alternative not solely to contend for a better seed, but in addition match their longest streak of the final quarter-century (their 13-game win streak in 2013). Following that, the Knicks may then exceed their prior report of 15 wins (set from March 1 via April 2 in 1994) and the franchise report for longest win streak (18 video games from Oct. 24 via Nov. 28 in 1969).
Julius Randle has been an enormous a part of the Knicks’ streak. The seventh-year participant and first-time NBA All-Star had 31 factors and 10 rebounds Saturday following a 40-point, 11-rebound sport in opposition to the Hawks on Wednesday. Based on ESPN Stats & Data, that makes him the primary Knick with consecutive 30-10 video games since Carmelo Anthony in 2013. That is not unhealthy firm in any respect.
The Knicks have received 9 in a row, tied for his or her 2nd-longest streak within the final 25 years.
They’re 7 video games over .500 for the first time since 2012-13 (their final playoff app)
Julius Randle had 31 & 10 – he is the primary Knick with back-to-back 30-10 video games since Carmelo Anthony in 2013 pic.twitter.com/EKbOhbCG2a
— ESPN Stats & Data (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 24, 2021
Randle has been in double digits in not less than one metric amongst factors, rebounds or assists within the Knicks’ final 5 video games:
The Knicks preserve it going and enhance their win streak to 9 GAMES 🚨
Julius Randle’s final 5 video games:
Mavs: 44 PTS | 10 REB | 7 AST
Pelicans: 33 PTS | 5 REB | 10 AST
Hornets: 16 PTS | 10 REB | 7 AST
Hawks: 40 PTS | 11 REB | 6 AST
Raptors: 31 PTS | 10 REB | 5/7 3PT pic.twitter.com/vc8MnOn5hF
— Time beyond regulation (@time beyond regulation) April 24, 2021
Randle wasn’t the one Knick to play nicely Saturday: Second-year participant RJ Barrett (25 factors, 12 rebounds) and Derrick Rose (29 factors) additionally contributed considerably.