The Knicks suffered their first loss in the Leon Rose era, falling to the Utah Jazz, 112-104. > Box Score
Five things to know from Wednesday's game
1) The Jazz started the game on an 33-16 run, and interim head coach Mike Miller called two timeouts before the halfway-point of the first quarter. Despite Rudy Gobert easily being the tallest person on the floor with Mitchell Robinson out, the Jazz were pulling from deep and knocked down four of their first six shots from behind the arc - Bojan Bogdonavich also knocked down all his free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt. The Jazz started the game 8-for-14 from the floor.
The Knicks went on a 19-9 run of their own immediately following, knocking down seven of their next 13 shots, including their first four (three three-pointers).
2) Julius Randle racked up 32 points and grabbed 11 boards -- it was Randle's fourth consecutive double-double and his 29th this season. It also was his fourth game this year with 30-plus points and 10-plus boards. Randle has scored at least 30 points in two of his last four games, and at least 20 in three of his last four. It was Randle's seventh 30-point effort this year.
3) The Knicks opened up the first half on a 9-2 run and trailed 72-69 with 7:15 to go in the third, but a 34-16 run by Utah in the next 13-plus minutes finished the job.
4) Bobby Portis dropped 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting off the bench in the first half. His 21 points were his third-highest total this season.
5) Outside of Portis, the rest of the Knicks' bench struggled, scoring just 13 points on just 1-for-8 shooting. In its previous two games, the bench averaged 57 points on 55 percent shooting while knocking down half of their 28 three-pointers.
The Knicks will host the Thunder in the penultimate game of their five-game homestand on Friday at 7:30 p.m.