Randle leads Knicks past Hornets in OT, tie Hawks for 4th in East


New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) against the Atlanta Hawks in overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

MANHATTAN — Julius Randle had 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and led an overtime surge that sent the New York Knicks past the Charlotte Hornets 118-109.

Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the Knicks, who improved to 40-31 and moved into a tie with the idle Atlanta Hawks for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Miles Bridges had 30 points and Devonte Graham added 25 for the Hornets, who have lost four straight games.

New York led by 17 points with 7:45 left in the third quarter before the Hawks rallied.

The Knicks wrap up the regular season Sunday afternoon against the Boston Celtics.

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