The Dallas Morning News
Randle’s big night falls short
Prestonwood alum scores career-high 57 in loss to Minnesota
NEW YORK — Julius Randle scored 57 points to tie the third-highest game in Knicks history, but the Minnesota Timberwolves rode a sizzling start and a steady finish to beat New York 140-134 on Monday night.
Taurean Prince scored a season-high 35 points and went 8 for 8 from 3-point range for the Timberwolves, while Mike Conley added 24 points and 11 assists. His three free throws gave Minnesota the lead for good with 2:17 remaining.
Randle's final basket, a three-point play with 42 seconds remaining, cut it to 137134, but he was beaten to a rebound by Kyle Anderson on Minnesota's next possession, and a cutting Prince scored inside with 10.1 seconds left before Conley made a free throw after Randle was called for a technical foul.
In a spectacular display of shooting and scoring, the Timberwolves made more than 70% of their shots in the first half and led by 17, before Randle carried the Knicks back with a franchise-record 26 points in the third quarter.
He finished tied with Richie Guerin behind the only two 60point games in Knicks history, Carmelo Anthony’s 62 on Jan. 24, 2014, and Bernard King's 60 on Christmas Day in 1984. But the Knicks had their threegame winning streak snapped.
Warriors 121, Rockets 108:
In Houston, Stephen Curry scored 30 points and Klay Thompson added 29 as Golden State snapped an 11-game road skid.
The game was close most of the way before the Warriors used a 12-2 spurt early in the fourth quarter to pull away and hold on for their first win away from home since Jan. 30 at Oklahoma City.
Jazz 128, Kings 120: In Salt Lake City, Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 27 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Utah to a victory over Sacramento.
Kelly Olynyk had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Jazz. Kris Dunn added 18 points and 10 assists. Udoka Azubuike chipped in with a career-high 13 points and a season-best eight rebounds.
Eight players scored in double figures for the Jazz.
Bulls 109, 76ers 105 (2OT): In Philadelphia, Zach Lavine scored 26 points, Demar Derozan had 25 and Chicago defeated Joel Embiid and Philadelphia in double overtime to snap its eight-game winning streak.
Nikola Vucevic added 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won three games in a row and five of six. Chicago is fighting for the final playoff spot in the East.
The teams meet again in the second game of a home-andhome on Wednesday night in Chicago.
Philadelphia could’ve clinched a playoff spot with a victory, but the 76ers struggled once Embiid left the court after Charlotte, Kelly Oubre Jr. a foul on Lavine. scored 28 points, and Charlotte
Hornets 115, Pacers 109 :In erased a 21-point first-half deficit to beat Indiana to snap a sixgame home losing streak.