Julius Randle was unstoppable as the hometown kid willed the Knicks over the Mavericks in Dallas with his second 40-point game of the season.
The Knicks have a chance to win their fifth consecutive game along with getting revenge on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks for the loss two weeks ago.
Elfrid Payton is holding back the Knicks’ starting lineup, but perhaps removing him entirely from the equation would hurt the team, too.
The Knicks, winners of four straight, more or less control their destiny to avoid the play-in tournament and make the playoffs. Despite being on the verge of the postseason, Tom Thibodeau is taking it slow.
While the starting center spot has changed due to injury, Tom Thibodeau has kept Elfrid Payton at point guard steadily for the Knicks. Should that change?
The Knicks pulled away from the Pelicans in the fourth quarter behind Alec Burks and Julius Randle, cruising to their fourth consecutive win.