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Barrett scores 28, Knicks beat Warriors for 3rd straight win

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RJ Barrett broke his career-high 28 points and the New York Knicks tied their best winning streak of the season on Thursday with their third win after beating the Golden State Warriors 119-104.

Stephen Curry scored 30 points on five 3-pointers, but was just 9-of-19, and Golden State lacked the energy it showed the night before by overwhelming the Spurs. What sure did not help the team was the expulsion of Draymond Green at the end of the first half for a controversial technical foul when he seemed to yell at a teammate. In total, 55 personal fouls were called throughout the game.

Julius Randle had 16 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists to help New York build the momentum needed during their successful streak to reach .500 (8-8) after a five-game losing streak.


Alec Burks returned to competition after 12 games out with a sprained left ankle and had 11 points and six rebounds for the Knicks. Burks spent 48 games with Golden State last season before his sale to the 76ers.

Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and rookie James Wiseman contributed 15 points and eight rebounds to the Warriors tally, who made just 38.8% of their shots to the basket and 9 of their 38 3-pointers. points.


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