They had that the Julius Randle they found from the regular season.
Randle was for 6 with two points at halftime. However, with Rose moving to the starting lineup to start the next quarter, Randle made a 3-pointer to begin the time and scored 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting since the Knicks surged to the lead.
"Clearly we were disappointed with how we played in the first half, but that I knew in the second half there would be good fight and that there was," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau explained.
"And I believe Julius hitting shot, Julius isn't likely to go off. He is going to continue coming. He has got a fantastic will, fantastic conclusion and he is a fighter."
He was 5 to 16 after going 6 to 23 from the opener.
But he came with it counted combined with Reggie Bullock, that left four 3-pointers at the second half and had 15 points as the Knicks ensured there'll probably be one more home game within this astonishing season.
"Obviously, during the game there is going to be frustrations, however, we understand that people are as a group," Randle said. "We are not likely to doubt whether we could win a match or never."
Game 3 is Friday night in Atlanta, in which the Hawks will be permitted to welcome a complete capacity audience for the first time this year.
"I expect Atlanta's prepared to deliver that energy and that I expect it is loud and I expect everyone's eager to get marching back at the A," Young explained,"and I am prepared to play back within that stadium in front of these fans. So it is going to be entertaining."
He played 39 minutes as Thibodeau stuck with a few of the most reliable players to maintain the string -- and possibly season -- by slipping off.
Young stamped himself as a villain figure for Knicks characters by holding his finger to his lip after his winning shooter Sunday to let them quiet down.
The profane chants which were aimed at Young at Game 1 began prior to the Hawks were on the courtroom for warmups and he was loudly booed whenever he touched the ball on.
He got hot in the second quarter from outside and inside way outside. He pulled from 30 ft to get a 3-pointer, created a reverse layup, a jumper and a second 3-pointer at a 12-1 run that made it 57-42 at the last minute of the half.
Atlanta directed by 12 midway through the third before Randle aided power a 16-2 spurt by selecting up his aggression after playing . His jumper after successive 3-pointers by Bullock restricted the surge and left it 74-72 with 1:45 left in the span.
New York headed 88-78 with 8:34 to play Young checked back into direct a 13-3 burst that tied it in 91 when he threw a lob into Clint Capela.
Thibodeau maintained his regular starting lineup, although he'd pulled fighting stage protector Elfrid Payton after approximately four minutes in each half of Game 1 rather than reinserted him time.
Payton lasted just more than five minutes this time prior to the Knicks known as time following Atlanta's 11-0 run and added Rose.