At the last gasp: Ricky and Juancho finish off the Suns

One last play between the two Spaniards decided for the Wolves. Atlanta continues its hot streak. Plus, Knicks and Blazers wins.


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Julius Randle had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists and 10 rebounds that helped the Knicks beat the Magic 94-93 for their ninth consecutive loss. The triple-double was Randle's third so far this season and the Knicks went 21-21 after losing their previous two games against the Nets and Sixers. Randle has nine triple-doubles in his seven-year NBA career and became the first Knicks player with three or more in a season since Micheal Ray Richardson had seven in 1981-82. Alec Burks scored 21 points as the Knicks' second leading scorer, while Reggie Bullock reached 20 points. Two other Knicks players, Canadian forward RJ Barrett and French point guard Frank Ntilikina, also broke the 10-point barrier with 17 and 13, respectively. Evan Fournier finished with 23 points as leader of the Magic, but suffered in the last seconds the loss of the ball, which Bullock stole and left the Orlando team without the option to win. Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each had 17 points with Orlando, which also did not prevent the Magic from losing (13-27). The Knicks were understaffed as Elfrid Payton (right hamstring strain), Derrick Rose (coronavirus health and safety protocols), Austin Rivers (personal reasons) and Immanuel Quickley (left ankle pain) were not. They were readily available, which meant all the ingredients were inside Madison Square Garden for a tense back-and-forth match. The Knicks held a 69-54 lead after Randle's layup with 3:03 left in the third quarter, and they looked poised to secure the win. However, Orlando had a 21-5 run that spanned the remainder of the third and the first 2:06 of the fourth to take a 74-75 lead on Fournier's 3-pointer. The Knicks regained the lead at 80-75 after Bullock and Burks made 3s on consecutive possessions. The lead lasted just over a minute as the Magic posted a 10-0 run and were back up on the scoreboard with five goals. But Randle and the Knicks defense would end New York's downfall. The All-Star forward helped or scored 8 of New York's 9 points in the final 5:38 minutes and secured the victory.PHOENIX SUNS 113 - 123 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Anthony Edwards was on a roll with his best wrist and added 42 points, his professional best, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 41 more to help the Timberwolves beat the Suns on the road. The victory of the Wolves (10-31), last in the Western Conference, once again generated the great surprise of the day against the Suns who had come to the game as the leaders of the Pacific Division. But the scoring inspiration of Edwards and Towns made the difference, as did the 14 goals, including the mate with 2.5 seconds left in the game to pass from Ricky Rubio, contributed by Juancho Hernangómez, with which he sealed the victory of the Timberwolves. The Minnesota team used the dominant Edwards and Towns combination to complete a fourth-quarter comeback that left them with their third win in their last five games since the All-Star Weekend break. The Timberwolves still have the worst record in the NBA, but they've played much better over the past two weeks. Edwards and Towns led Minnesota to victory with permanent touchdowns and from any position. After the game, Edwards gave his jersey to his "blood brother" who was at the game and gave his shoes to other fans. Edwards, who was Minnesota's first overall pick last college draft, made 15 of 31 shots from the field. Towns was even more efficient, hitting 15 of 24 shots, including 5 of 7 triples, in addition to falling on the doorstep of a triple-double after grabbing 10 rebounds, dishing eight assists and recovering a ball. It was just the second time in Minnesota franchise history that two players scored 40 points in the same game. These were the kinds of performances the Timberwolves envisioned when they selected Edwards, who has great style and athletic power when it comes to dunks, some of which were highlights during the game against the Suns. Edwards, in the last five games has achieved an average of 30.6 points. While Hernangómez finished as the sixth player for the Timerwolves after scoring 5 of 11 shots from the field, including two triples of five attempts, and 2-4 from the personnel line in the 22 minutes he played. His teammate and compatriot, Ricky Rubio, who returned to Phoenix to face his former team last season, achieved 6 points by scoring 1 of 5 shots from the field, missed a 3-point attempt, and hit 4-4 from the line of goal. personal. Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points after scoring 13 of 22 shots from the field, and six assists, but the Phoenix team (26-13) lost the leadership of the Pacific Division, which now return to occupy the Los Angeles Lakers and fell also to third place in the Western Conference. Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges each scored 17 points for the Suns.


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