The New York Knicks were unhappy about their high number of turnovers in Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, despite managing to outscore their mistakes and secure their first win of the season.
However, their turnover troubles continued in the following game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night, with 19 additional giveaways, including eight by Julius Randle.
This led to a messy and unimpressive 96-87 loss at the Smoothie King Center.
Adding to the disappointment, Julius Randle struggled with his shooting once again, making only 4 out of 15 attempts and missing all five of his 3-point shots, resulting in a total of 10 points.
In the Knicks’ 1-2 start to the season, Randle, a two-time All-Star forward, has only connected on 27.7 percent of his field-goal attempts (13-for-47).
Jalen Brunson, coming off a stellar performance with a career-high eight 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday, faced a setback by missing four out of five attempts from long range.
Despite the shooting challenges, RJ Barrett stood out by scoring 18 points, leading the Knicks in points for the game.