Julius Randle achieved a double-double of 27 points and 16 rebounds with which the New York Knicks defeated at home 104-114 to the Detroit Pistons even though they played without the point guard Derrick Rose for the second game in a row due to NBA health and safety protocols.
Rose He tested negative for several Covid-19 tests before the game, but the NBA declared him ineligible to play against his former team. His current colleagues in the KnicksThey did, however, play a very complete game in which all five starters scored in double figures.
In addition to the 27 points and 16 rebounds of Randle, who also distributed seven assists, Rj barrett shone with 21 points, five assists and four rebounds, and Elfrid payton, who had missed the last four games with a sore right hamstring, scored 20 and had six rebounds and four assists.
The Knicks have missed the playoffs for seven years in a row, but in their first season with Tom thibodeau on the bench they are 19-18 before the All-Star break and are fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The PistonsLast in the Eastern Conference with a 10-26 record, they spread the points further and eight of their players finished in double figures. The base Wayne ellington he was the leading scorer with 17 points.