Immanuel Quickley scored 22 points as he came on from the bench to double the six-player lead for the New York Knicks, who had never been trailed as they extended the NBA’s longest positive winning streak by how to beat Golden State Warriors 132-94 on Tuesday.
Jalen Brunson scored 21 points and Julius Randle (15 points, 12 rebounds) scored twice for the Knicks, who won eight games in a row — their longest streak since the April 9-24 game. year 2021.
Quentin Grimes scored 19, RJ Barrett had 18 and reserve Miles McBride added 10 for the Knicks, who beat the Warriors in New York for the first time since February 27, 2013. Mitchell Robinson (9 points) , 10 bounces) only missed a double.
Jalen Brunson dropped 21 PTS, 3 REB and 5 AST to lead the Knicks to 8th consecutive win 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GlDdr62CqG
– NBA (@NBA) December 21, 2022
Jordan Poole scored 26 points for the Warriors, who have lost 1-2 since superstar shooter Stephen Curry injured his left shoulder on December 14. Curry is out indefinitely.
Jonathan Kuminga has 13 points while Moses Moody, Klay Thompson and Ty Jerome all scored 11 for Golden State, which has lost for the sixth time in eight games.
The Knicks opened 8-0 before the Warriors scored 12 of the next 16 and ended the game only with Poole’s trio of free-throws. Barrett responded with a second-chance dunk for New York, twice helping Golden State take two points before taking a 33-25 lead in the second half.
The Warriors won 8-2 to start the second game before McBride and Quickley hit three points in a row. Golden State cut the deficit to five before Brunson went on to run personally 9-0 as the Knicks took their first double-digit lead. New York had never led by less than nine men for the rest of the run and took the lead 69-56 at half-time.
The Warriors slashed the deficit to 10 three times in the third quarter before the Knicks began pulling out for good. Robinson’s free throws gave New York a first 20-point lead with a score of 88-67 with 5:37 left.
The Knicks took a 100-81 lead at the end of the third inning and scored the first 11 points of the fourth to take a 30-point lead for the first time. New York took the lead the most as Svi Mykhailiuk made several free throws to score the final point of the game with 58 seconds remaining.
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