The New York Knicks continue to roll as they moved to 20-19 on the season following their 119-97 drubbing of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The tandem of RJ Barrett and Julius Randle led the way on Saturday night and both made franchise history in the process.

Per Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic, Barrett became just the third Knicks player ever to drop a 30-point outing before turning the age of 21, joining the late Hall of Famer Carl Braun and his teammate Kevin Knox. Meanwhile, Randle became the fifth Knick to notch at least two triple-doubles in a season. The All-Star forward is the first to do so in over three decades, following Mark Jackson who recorded two trip-dubs in the 1988-89 season.

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At 20-19, the Knicks are contending for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

RJ Barrett finished with a game-high 32 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and three steals, all while shooting 12-of-21 from the field and connecting on 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Julius Randle dropped 26 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and knocked down three triples as well.

Both previously overlooked and underappreciated, Randle and Barrett are proving that they are capable of leading a team into the playoffs. The two lefties have been balling out all season long and are major reasons why the Knicks are having a resurgence. The arrival of head coach Tom Thibodeau has certainly done wonders for this young and motivated group. Thibs has created a hard-nosed culture focused on defense and grit.

At this point of the season, the Knicks currently post the no. 4 defensive rating across the entire league, per

The Knicks are undoubtedly the best Cinderella story of the 2020-21 NBA season so far.