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VIDEO: Julius Randle sinks buzzer-beater to cap Knicks’ epic comeback vs. Wizards

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New York Knicks All-Star Julius Randle wants to keep winning. It doesn’t matter if its the preseason, he’ll step up when he needs to.

Randle proved as much during their final preseason game, banking a step-back jumper at the buzzer to take down the Washington Wizards 115-113. Adding more heartbreak for the Capital City team, the game-winner denied them a chance to get their first win heading to the 2021-22 regular season.

The Wizards led by 15 points entering the final period, but a strong comeback from the Knicks sparked a 40-point outburst to come back from the game. Of course, it couldn’t have ended any better with Randle’s 18-footer.

Julius Randle finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Derrick Rose led the Knicks with 28 points and six dimes. New York ended the preseason undefeated with a 4-0 record, beating the likes of the Indiana Pacers, Wizards (twice) and Detroit Pistons.

As for the Wizards, while they won’t be happy not take a win in the preseason, it’s the least of their worries now. Star shooting guard Bradley Beal suffered a knee injury in the contest and had to leave early. The severity of his injury is unknown, but it certainly doesn’t bode well with Washington’s aspirations for the new campaign.