RAPTORS 120, KNICKS 105

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 120, NEW YORK KNICKS 105

DATE: JANUARY 2, 2022

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
New York10517-20Fournier – 20Gibson – 7Toppin – 6
Toronto12016-17VanVleet – 35Siakam – 14Siakam – 7
KEY RUN

The Raptors went on a 20-5 run beginning at the 6:49 mark in the third quarter to push their lead to 24 points (86-62) with 3:08 remaining in the third … Toronto outscored New York 40-29 in the frame and led by 15+ points for the rest of the game.

KEY STAT

Toronto shot .477 (41-for-86) from the field and outscored New York 52-36 in the paint … Entering tonight, the Knicks had held opponents to fewer than 90 points in four consecutive games (Dec. 25-31).

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 16-17 this season and 9-10 at home … The Raptors are 3-0 against the Knicks this season and have now won 11 consecutive games at home against New York … Toronto has won seven of its last nine games at Scotiabank Arena … The Raptors complete a four-game homestand (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4) Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Fred VanVleet finished with a season-high 35 points, including a season-best seven three-point field goals, and added five rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes … VanVleet has now scored 30+ points in three of his last four games played (Dec. 14-Jan. 2), averaging 31.0 points and shooting .476 (40-for-84) from the field during this stretch … He has scored 30+ points in five games this season, something he did six times in 52 games last season.
  • Pascal Siakam tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes for his team-leading sixth double-double of the season … Siakam has scored 20+ points in four consecutive games played (Dec. 14- Jan. 2), averaging 24.5 points and shooting .519 (40-for-77) during this span … With his seven assists tonight, Siakam passed Morris Peterson for 10th on the Raptors all-time assists list (966).
  • Scottie Barnes scored 13 points and added four rebounds in 30 minutes … Barnes returned to the lineup for this first time since Dec. 18 after missing three games due to health and safety protocols (Dec. 26-28) and right knee tendinitis (Dec. 31).

KNICKS NOTES:

  • With the loss, New York falls to 17-20, including 10-9 on the road … The Knicks finished their four-game road trip (Dec. 28- Jan. 2) with a 2-2 record … New York will return home to host Indiana on Tuesday night.
  • Evan Fournier finished with a team-high 20 points (6-14 FG, 4-10 3PT, 4-4 FT) in 26 minutes … Fournier has led the Knicks in scoring four times this season, most recently Dec. 21 vs. Detroit.
  • RJ Barrett scored 19 points, adding four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes … Barrett averaged 17.0 points and shot .429 (24-for-56) on New York’s four-game road trip (Dec.28-Jan. 2).
  • Obi Toppin recorded a career high-tying 19 points and added a season-best six assists in a career-high 45 minutes … Toppin’s other 19-point performance came Dec. 10 vs. Toronto.
  • The Knicks tallied 11 steals tonight, led by career-highs from Alec Burks (5) and Quentin Grimes (4).

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSKNICKS WINS
11/01/2021New YorkW 113-104 Overall:5843
12/10/2021TorontoW 90-87 at Toronto:3416
01/02/2022TorontoW 120-105 at New York:2427
04/10/2022New York     

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