Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks
January 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM EST
Knicks Look To End Three-Game Home Losing StreakThe New York Knicks play host to the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening. The Knicks (12-33) have dropped eight of their last 10 games and started off their current three-game home stand with a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. They have dropped their last three home games and have a 6-16 home record. The Knicks average 104.0 points per game, which is third fewest in the league, and they are giving up an average of 112.0 points against. The Knicks lead the league with an average of 11.9 offensive rebounds per game. Marcus Morris Sr. leads the Knicks with 19.1 points per game. Julius Randle is averaging 18.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Mitchell Robinson tallied 12 rebounds, four points and a block, in 24 minutes of action in the Knicks' most recent contest, and he is averaging 6.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks, in 23 minutes per game, over the last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Raptors (30-14) have won seven of their last 10 games, including their last five in a row. This marks their first game of a two-game road trip, as they look to build on a five-game road winning streak. The Raptors are shooting 37.4 percent from long range, which is third best in the league, and they are averaging 13.5 three-pointers made per game, which is fifth most in the league. They also do a great job on the defensive end, as they are holding opponents to an average of 105.9 points per game, which is fifth fewest in the league. Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with 23.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, while Norman Powell is averaging 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 1/23/2020 7:29 PM