Randle, Barrett help Knicks rally to beat Heat 124-121

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 13, 2020 07:48 AM
Randle, Barrett help Knicks rally to beat Heat 124-121
New York Knicks' Julius Randle dunks the ball during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New York. The Knicks defeated the Heat 124-121. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 26 points, RJ Barrett chipped in 23 and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Miami Heat 124-121 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Kevin Knox had 17 points off the bench and Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Knicks, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Jimmy Butler had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who blew a lead down the stretch for the second time during their weekend stay in New York. James Johnson scored 19 points.

Miami led by 14 with 3:33 left in the third quarter and Butler had a chance to tie the game twice for the Heat in regulation.

Trailing 122-119 with 21 seconds second left, Butler was fouled by Bullock on a 3-point shot attempt but only made two of three free throws to cut the lead to 122-121.

Barrett was then fouled and made one for a two-point lead. On the ensuing possession, Butler missed a layup but Miami was credited with the possession after the ball went out of bounds. Butler then turned the ball over on a bad pass intended for Bam Adebayo.

Barrett was fouled again and made one to make it 124-121. Miami then gained possession after a replay review but a desperation 3 was waved off because it came after the buzzer.

Butler was 6 of 7 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line to finish the first half with 17 points as Miami led 60-55. The Knicks scored 38 of their 55 points in the paint.

TIP-INS

Heat: Coach Erik Spoelstra said Justice Winslow went too see a back specialist. Winslow played last Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at Indiana after missing 15 games due to a lower back bone bruise.

Knicks: Backup point guard Frank Ntilikina did not play due to a groin injury. … Marcus Morris (sore neck) missed his fourth straight game.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).

Knicks: Visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

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