Randle mustered 23 points (8-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds and three assists across 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Hawks. Randle wasn't efficient by any means but still led the Knicks in their playoff exit. That was the trend during the entire season, though, as Randle delivered a career-best campaign that resulted in him winning the Most Improved Player of the Year award. The former Kentucky standout posted double-doubles in every playoff game after averaging 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 0.9 steals across 37.5 minutes per game during the regular season.
Randle finished Sunday's Game 4 against the Hawks with 23 points (7-19 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 36 minutes. After beginning the series with three straight games of scoring 15 points or fewer, Randle finally got things going Sunday, but it wasn't nearly enough to keep the Knicks competitive in a game they let slip away in the third quarter. It was an encouraging bounceback for Randle, individually, though he did commit five turnovers while finishing as a minus-17. With their backs against the wall, the Knicks will head back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Randle scored 14 points (2-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Friday's 105-94 loss to the Hawks in Game 3. His awful shooting night was a huge factor in the Knicks falling behind 2-1 in the series, but Randle still delivered his third straight double-double to begin the postseason. He's averaging 14.7 points, 11.7 boards and 2.0 threes against Atlanta, but Randle will need to improve significantly on his 24.1 percent shooting from the floor if New York is going to advance to the next round.
Randle registered 15 points (5-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 101-92 win over the Hawks. The 26-year-old's shooting woes continued Wednesday as he made only 5-of-16 shot attempts from the field. Over his last two games, Randle is averaging 15.0 points on 28.2 percent field-goal shooting, which is a far cry from the 24.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting he achieved through 71 games during the regular season. The seven-year forward will look to bounce back shooting-wise in Game 3 on Friday.
Randle was named the 2020-21 Most Improved Player of the Year, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old excelled during his second year in New York with new coach Tom Thibodeau, and he averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 37.6 minutes, all of which match or set career-high marks. Randle also shot 41.1 percent on three-pointers and 81.1 percent from the charity stripe to set career highs to lead the Knicks back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
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