Knicks Beat Nets as Irving Misses Game After Kobe’s Death
Julius Randle had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 110-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who played without Kyrie Irving following the news of Kobe Bryant's death. Randle began his career with the Lakers, where he played in Bryant's final two seasons. In his first season with the Knicks, he starred at Madison Square Garden on a night the arena was lit up in the colors of his old team. Madison Square Garden was the site of some of Bryant's biggest highlights and his picture was on the marquis outside.