New York takes on Toronto after Brunson's 42-point performance

Fri, Dec 1, 2023
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New York takes on Toronto after Brunson's 42-point performance

New York Knicks (11-7, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-10, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Raptors -1.5; over/under is 216.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York visits the Toronto Raptors after Jalen Brunson scored 42 points in the Knicks' 118-112 win against the Detroit Pistons.

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The Raptors are 5-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing only 112.2 points while holding opponents to 46.9% shooting.

The Knicks are 0-2 in division games. New York ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.4% from 3-point range.

The Raptors are shooting 46.3% from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points lower than the 46.7% the Knicks allow to opponents. The Knicks average 110.4 points per game, 1.8 fewer than the 112.2 the Raptors allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: Scottie Barnes is averaging 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.3 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Brunson is averaging 25.1 points and 5.4 assists for the Knicks. Julius Randle is averaging 23.6 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 114.7 points, 46.0 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points per game.

Knicks: 7-3, averaging 113.1 points, 44.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.6 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Christian Koloko: out (respiratory).

Knicks: None listed.

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

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