Julius Randle leads Knicks to first win in Denver in 16 years

So much for this being the road trip from hell. It’s been more like a joyful vacation so far for the Knicks.
They left New York on Sunday reeling, and three nights later, they found themselves on the road, sweeping a challenging back-to-back in Utah and Denver with two big-time fourth quarter performances.
Led by Julius Randle’s best game of the season, and the defense standing tall with the game on the line, the Knicks rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to knock off the Nikola Jokic-less Nuggets, 106-103, on Wednesday night at a stunned Ball Arena for the franchise’s first win in Denver in 16 years.
Randle’s free throw with 50.6 seconds left gave the Knicks the lead for good, and Immanuel Quickley played lock-down defense on Jamal Murray in the final seconds to preserve the win.“Julius Randle, Julius Randle and Julius Randle,” Jalen Brunson said, when asked his initial thoughts of the dramatic victory.
“It’s us sticking together, staying together and believing,” said Randle, who like several other Knicks, played despite being under the weather.
Randle was a monster, notching 34 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Brunson hit two clutch free throws with 10.5 seconds left and finished with 21 points and seven assists. Derrick Rose added 13 points off the bench for the Knicks, who improved to 8-7 and survived a nightmarish shooting night from an ill RJ Barrett (4-for-18). Murray and Bones Hyland each had 21 for the Nuggets (9-5).

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