Knicks win in Toronto for the first time since 2015
Julius Randle scored a game-high 32 points and secured 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Raptors 112-108 in Toronto for the first time since November 10, 2015.
“Oh my goodness, it’s about time we won one of those type of games. We made free throws down the end and executed down the stretch. And they don’t hit every single ridiculous shot.”
– Julius Randle
The Knicks almost blew a 15 point lead in crunch time. Being up 105-90 with 3:10 on the clock, the Knicks allowed the Raptors to go on a 16-3 run that cut the lead 108-106 with 42 seconds left. Luckily, what happened in Dallas did not happened again in Canada.
As the Raptors got to just a couple of points behind, Jalen Brunson made a driving layup while being fouled to put the Knicks up 111-106. The Raptors could not change the fate of the game in the 22.1 seconds that remained on the clock.
Brunson finished with 26 points and 8 assists while Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley combined 29 points.
Randle, who scored his first 19 points in the first quarter also made 5 of his six three pointers in the first act.
The Raptors were led by Fred VanVleet with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Gary Trent Jr scored 27 and Paskal Siakam added 18 for the former Champions.
The Knicks are now 4-0 in the last four games and improved 22-18.
Up-next: The Knicks (22-18) will host the Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) on Monday night from 7:30pm