Skip to content

Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks rout Pistons 140-110

Brian Sevald / National Basketball Association / Getty

DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points, and the New York Knicks extended their win streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night.

Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson each scored 16 points for New York, which had lost four of five. Mitchell Robinson grabbed 13 rebounds, and reserve Immanuel Quickley had 15 points.

Isaiah Stewart scored 19 points for Detroit, which hasn't beaten New York since Jan. 7, 2020. Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III each had 13 points.

The Pistons were missing two starters — Cade Cunningham (shin) and Jalen Ivey (knee) — but got back Bogdanovic (ankle) and Stewart (foot).

The Knicks led 70-56 at the break. Randle went 6 for 11 on 3-pointers in a 26-point half as New York outshot Detroit 52.4% to 36.8% from behind the arc.

Randle scored three quick baskets to start the third and drew a technical foul when he was shoved after a dunk by Stewart. That moved New York's lead to 21 at 80-59.

It was 108-77 at the end of the third, thanks to a 38-point quarter for the Knicks that included 10 more points for Randle.


Knicks: The 11-game winning streak against Detroit is the longest in the series since an early version of the Bad Boys beat New York 12 straight times in the late 1980s. ... New York has scored at least 120 points in all three games against the Pistons this season.

Pistons: Bogdanovic hit one 3-pointer, giving him 1,283 for his career and tying him with Mookie Blaylock for 64th on the NBA list. ... Alec Burks didn't score, ending his streak of double-digit games off the bench at six.


Knicks: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Pistons: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.