New York Knicks' Julius Randle Excels in OT Win Over Boston Celtics

The New York Knicks managed one of their most satisfying wins of the season on Thursday night when they defeated the Boston Celtics 120-117 in overtime, and they had Julius Randle to thank for it. The one-time All Star put up 37 points, nine rebounds, and two assists on the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Randle hit six of his seven free throws and 13 of his 25 field goal attempts, including five of 13 from three. It was his 15th 30+ point game of the season, and it lifted his season averages to 24.8 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. He could be on pace for his best season: the points and rebounds are career highs, and his .461 field goal percentage is his best since joining to the Knicks in 2019-20.

The Knicks are 27-23 this season and seventh in the Eastern Conference, thanks in no small part to Randle. After a disappointing 2021-22 season in which he hit on .411 of his field goal attempts, Randle has bounced back this season to form a powerful trio with R.J. Barrett and free agent acquisition Jalen Brunson. They've each appeared in 40+ games while scoring 20+ points per game a piece.

The Knicks travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets on Saturday Night.

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