Toronto takes on New York, seeks to end 3-game slide

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

New York Knicks (25-22, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (20-27, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

: Raptors -2; over/under is 224

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto comes into the matchup with New York after losing three games in a row.

The Raptors are 3-9 against division opponents. Toronto has a 12-15 record against teams over .500.

The Knicks are 16-13 in Eastern Conference play. New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 114.3 points per game and is shooting 45.6%.

The two teams match up for the fourth time this season. The Raptors defeated the Knicks 123-121 in overtime in their last matchup on Jan. 16. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 33 points, and RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is scoring 25.2 points per game with 8.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the Raptors. VanVleet is averaging 18 points and 5.5 assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Julius Randle is shooting 45.7% and averaging 24.4 points for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.5 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 4-6, averaging 116.0 points, 42.9 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 113.6 points, 48.4 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 5.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Otto Porter Jr.: out for season (foot), Fred VanVleet: out (rib), OG Anunoby: day to day (ankle), Dalano Banton: out (hip).

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (thumb).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.