Julius Randle turned into an Elite player a week ago. He turned into a victor Sunday in Detroit.After six past seasons being essential for losing groups, Randle has led the Knicks to a triumphant record — accomplished Sunday with a 109-90 defeat of the Cylinders at Little Caesars Arena.The Knicks moved to 18-17 and hold fourth spot in the clustered up Eastern Meeting. It’s the most recent they’ve been more than .500 out of a season since the 54-win mission of 2012-13..“The reaction to the winning record, honestly in our locker room it’s expected,”said Randle, who piled up his typical gemstone quantities of 25 focuses, eight bounce back, six helps and two takes. “I said all year, we feel like every time we go out we have a chance to win the game. I’m not really surprised where we’re at as a team. We have a certain level of focus on a night-to-night basis that gives us a shot every night.’’The Knicks led by 11 at halftime before Randle punched the Pistons’ lights out with a brilliant 12-point third quarter. Randle finished 10 of 17 shooting as his bustout season roared on one night after dominating All-Star Domantas Sabonis of the Pacers.With all his statistics, the best one may be having not missed a game, playing big minutes in all 35.“I take pride in it,” said Randle, who averaged 40 minutes a game in the back-to-back. “I take pride in being durable.
Being available for my team every night to go out and give an all-out.