Toronto Raptors confirm against New York Knicks

The Toronto Raptors, finally complete after having had in their ranks several injuries and positive cases of Covid-19, confirmed their positive dynamic by winning widely at home 120-105 against the New York Knicks, overwhelmed.

Two days after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-108, Nick Nurse’s men continued, relying on their point guard Fred VanVleet, author of 35 points thanks to an indecent address for a rear (64.7%) .

Inside, their offensive leader Pascal Siakam once again signed a double-double: 20 points and 19 rebounds against the Clippers, 20 pts and 14 rebounds against the Knicks.

The Raptors still put in a very physical game, constantly attacking the racket early in the game to take the lead at halftime (56-45). This gap even doubled in the third quarter (96-74) before being reduced somewhat when the substitutes entered, late in the game.

For New York, this second consecutive defeat, after three straight victories, testifies to the irregularity of the team, however deprived of many players (Julius Randle, Kemba Walker, Mitchell Robinson, Nerlens Noel …), despite the activity of the French rear Evan Fournier (20 pts to 42.9%).

Thanks to this victory, the Raptors (9th) pass their evening opponent (11th) in the Eastern Conference standings, still dominated by the Chicago Bulls.


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