Randle, Knicks hold off Lakers 112-108 to snap 3-game skid

The New York Knicks snapped their three-game losing streak with a 112-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Julius Randle led the Knicks with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a key layup with 1:44 remaining that put the Knicks up 106-104.

“It felt great to finally get a win,” Randle said afterwards. “We had been struggling a bit, so it was nice to get back on the winning track.”

The Lakers were led by LeBron James, who finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. James had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but his three-point attempt rimmed out.

The Knicks took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Lakers 37-26. They were able to build a double-digit lead and never looked back.

RJ Barrett added 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Knicks, while Derrick Rose chipped in with 13 points and five assists.

For the Lakers, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had 18 points. Anthony Davis finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Knicks improved to 8-13 on the season and will look to build on the win when they face the Boston Celtics on Friday. The Lakers dropped to 16-7 and will take on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.