Randle returns as Knicks post 'a great team win' in Game 1

Julius Randle was listed as questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers,

But the Knicks continued to hold onto the hope that Randle would be able to participate in some capacity in the game.

After suffering a left ankle sprain on March 29, while playing against the Miami Heat.

There was some uncertainty regarding the All-Star forward's availability for the beginning of the series.

But anyone who had been paying attention to him over the past few days and was aware of the level of commitment he,

Had shown each and every night of the season had no reason to ever question what would take place on Saturday night.

The fact that Randle scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and handed out four assists in over 34 minutes and helped take,

The tough-minded group to a 101-97 Game 1 win was less of a surprise and more of a premonition for those who knew him best. Randle's performance helped propel the tough-minded bunch to a victory.