Knicks Secure Victory Over Raptors in First Game Without Mitchell Robinson
NEW YORK — Julius Randle scored 34 points, Quentin Grimes had a season-high 19 and the New York Knicks shook off some bad injury news to beat the Toronto Raptors 136-130 on Monday night. RJ Barrett added 27 points and Jalen Brunson had 21 points and nine assists for the Knicks, who had a new starting center for the first time this season after Mitchell Robinson sustained a stress fracture in his left ankle. The injury will require surgery for the NBA leader in offensive rebounds and a recovery of at least two months. New York broke open the game in the fourth quarter behind two of its bench players. Grimes, who has struggled to find a rhythm this season and recently lost his starting job to Donte DiVincenzo, had a 3-pointer and Josh Hart also scored during a 7-0 run that turned a tie game into a 115-108 lead.