Julius Randle’s triple-double propels Knicks to second straight win

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The Knicks arrived in Cleveland with a pack of injured players. But is healthy — boy, is he ever.

In his fourth straight powerful performance, Randle posted a 28-point triple-double. And afterward, he was even happy as a clam on Zoom.

The 6-foot-9 southpaw scored 28 points and collected 12 rebounds with his Knicks-high 11 assists as the club won its second straight in taking out the previously unbeaten Cavaliers, 95-86, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday.

Randle, finally reflecting on this massive turnaround of a season, admitted he lost weight and returned with plenty to prove after an uneven first season as a Knick.

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