Knicks close 2021 with ugly loss to Thunder on New Year’s Eve

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New York Daily News

Basketball without Julius Randle looked awful on the Knicks. Tom Thibodeau’s squad closed out 2021 with a blowout defeat Thursday to the Thunder, 95-80, at the Paycom Center, misfiring like the players started their New Year’s Eve toasts before tipoff. The Knicks (17-19), who snapped a three-game winning streak, missed 33 3-pointers but kept chucking without their halfcourt playmakers (Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose were also out). The Bockers’ 80 points was their lowest total since 2018. It was the first game without Randle, who entered COVID-19 protocols Thursday and will also miss, at minimu…

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