Timberwolves benefited from a few missed calls late in win over Knicks, per NBA report — Twin Cities

Timberwolves fans and players alike have felt all season as though they’ve gotten the short end of the officiating stick. The team is often on the negative side of the discrepancy. That was not the case in their 112-110 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, per the NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Report.…

Timberwolves benefited from a few missed calls late in win over Knicks, per NBA report — Twin Cities

Jaylen Brown’s first triple-double keys 99-75 Celtics win over Knicks — Boston Herald

If the Celtics and Knicks stared into their respective mirrors, they’d still see each other. Both are mediocre, hovering on the edge or just outside of qualification for a berth in the dreaded play-in tournament. And though, as Ime Udoka noted Saturday night, all it takes right now is a modest winning streak to move…

Jaylen Brown’s first triple-double keys 99-75 Celtics win over Knicks — Boston Herald

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     

Toppin dunk, Walker triple-double highlight Knicks easy win over Hawks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Obi Toppin capped the game with a between-the-legs dunk.

Toppin dunk, Walker triple-double highlight Knicks easy win over Hawks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Knicks: Derrick Rose out at least eight weeks with ankle injury — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Derrick Rose was just healthy enough that he said of retirement: “I’m going to try to Tom Brady this thing.”

Knicks: Derrick Rose out at least eight weeks with ankle injury — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kemba Walker after scoring 29 in return to Knicks’ lineup: ‘I hate it. I want to play … I know I should be playing’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kemba Walker went from starting for the Knicks to 10 straight DNP-CDs.

Kemba Walker after scoring 29 in return to Knicks’ lineup: ‘I hate it. I want to play … I know I should be playing’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Knicks Fans To Watch Stephen Curry Set Record Thinking What Could’ve Been — NESN.com

It only makes sense that Stephen Curry almost certainly will break the NBA record for made 3-pointers in league history at Madison Square Garden, The Mecca of Basketball, but it may serve as a brutal reminder for the New York Knick fans in attendance. Curry, after all, was one draft spot away from potentially landing […]

Knicks Fans To Watch Stephen Curry Set Record Thinking What Could’ve Been — NESN.com

RAPTORS 90, KNICKS 87

TORONTO & NEW YORK POSTGAME VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8fgl17gig3szo/AAB_ze09Pd9gbmQ4iXZXs3URa?dl=0

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FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 90, NEW YORK KNICKS 87

DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
New York8712-14Barrett/Toppin – 19Randle – 14Randle/Burks – 5
Toronto9012-14Trent Jr. – 24Barnes – 15VanVleet – 11
KEY RUN

Trailing by one (87-86) with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gary Trent Jr. made his season high-tying fifth three-pointer to give the Raptors a two-point lead … Toronto held New York scoreless over the final 1:42 to secure the win as the Knicks missed their last four shot attempts.

KEY STAT

The Raptors defence held the Knicks to an opponent season low .358 (29-for-81) shooting from the field … Toronto is now is 6-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 100 points.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the win, Toronto improves to 12-14 this season and 5-9 at home … The Raptors have won three of its last four games and are now 3-3 on their current homestand … Toronto completes a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Monday night against the Sacramento Kings.
  • The Raptors have won ten straight games at home against the Knicks.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with 13 points and a season high-tying 12 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double and fourth of the season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. had a team-high 24 points (9-16 FG, 5-7 3PT) in 39 minutes … Trent Jr. has now led the Raptors in scoring and recorded 20+ point performances in back-to-back games … Over the last two games, he is averaging 24.0 points and shooting .576 (19-for-33) from the field, including .600 (9-for-15) from beyond the arc.
  • Scottie Barnes tallied 12 points and a season-high 15 rebounds in 41 minutes for his fourth double-double … Barnes has now scored in double figures in nine consecutive games.
  • Fred VanVleet recorded is third double-double with 17 points, a team-high 11 assists, and six rebounds … VanVleet recorded 10+ assists for the second time this season, after tallying a career-high 17 assists Oct. 25 vs. Chicago … VanVleet has led (or tied) Toronto in assists in three of last four games.
  • Chris Boucher finished with 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3PT) in 28 minutes … Boucher has now scored in double figures in three consecutive games … He also recorded a season high-tying five offensive rebounds for the second straight game.

KNICKS NOTES:

  • With the loss, New York falls to 12-14, including 7-6 on the road … The Knicks return home to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
  • RJ Barrett tallied 19 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes … Barrett has now led (or tied) the Knicks in scoring in all three games on the team’s road trip.
  • Obi Toppin posted career highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench for his first career double-double … Toppin helped the Knicks bench outscore the Raptors’ reserves 39-10 … New York entered tonight ranked third in NBA bench scoring, averaging 39.8 points per game.
  • Julius Randle finished with 13 points and a team-high 14 rebounds for his team-leading 12th double-double of the season.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINSKNICKS WINS
11/01/2021New YorkW 113-104 Overall:5743
12/10/2021TorontoW 90-87 at Toronto:3316
01/02/2022Toronto  at New York:2427
04/10/2022New York     

Nikola Jokic, Zeke Nnaji power Nuggets to commanding win over Knicks — The Denver Post

NEW YORK – Nikola Jokic had the Knicks’ defense in knots. And then he did the same to the Garden faithful. Amid his monster Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans couldn’t decide whether to boo their own team or exalt the performance from the NBA’s reigning MVP. Jokic picked New York’s defense clean,…

Nikola Jokic, Zeke Nnaji power Nuggets to commanding win over Knicks — The Denver Post

Kemba Walker out of Knicks starting rotation, Alec Burks in, Thibodeau says — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Insert Burks into the starting five for Walker and the lineup gets 28 points per 100 possessions better.

Kemba Walker out of Knicks starting rotation, Alec Burks in, Thibodeau says — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Knicks hold off late charge, hand Bulls first loss of season 104-103 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kemba Walker scored 21 points, RJ Barrett added 20 for the Knicks.

Knicks hold off late charge, hand Bulls first loss of season 104-103 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Brown erupts, but Celtics fall to Knicks in 2OT — Sentinel and Enterprise

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Julius Randle scored 35 points, Evan Fournier made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime and added 32 against his former team, and the New York Knicks outlasted Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics 138-134 on Wednesday night. Brown scored a career-high 46 points after overcoming a…

Brown erupts, but Celtics fall to Knicks in 2OT — Sentinel and Enterprise