Randle scores 44 in hometown, Knicks beat Mavs 117-109



DALLAS (AP) — Julius Randle scored 44 points in his best game in his hometown, leading the New York Knicks to a 117-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks and a five-game winning streak, their longest in seven years. RJ Barrett had 24 points and eight rebounds. Derrick Rose scored 15 with fellow backup guard Alec Burks sidelined by COVID-19 protocols. The Knicks are three games over .500 for the first time since December 2017. Dallas star Luka Doncic scored 22 points and tied a career high with 19 assists.