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Raptors vs. Knicks: Score, updates, news, stats and highlights

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RJ Barrett and OG Anunoby (NBAE/Getty Images)

The red-hot Raptors made it four wins in a row as they travelled to New York to take on the first-place Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Trailing by 15 points at one stage, it was an impressive performance behind a huge night for OG Anunoby.

The Knicks were coming off of a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, jolted by a breakout performance from Canadian RJ Barrett, who went for 35 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

If you missed any of the action NBA.com has you covered with updates, highlights and more from all the action.

Raptors vs. Knicks score

1 2 3 4 Total
Raptors 26 27 38 22 113
Knicks 34 23 22 25 104

Raptors vs. Knicks live updates, highlights

Final - Raptors 113, Knicks 104

9:46 p.m.: That's it, it's over. The Raptors pull off a big win on the road.

Anunoby with a magnificant performance, finishing with a career-high 36 points, while Trent Jr. added 26 of his own.

Toronto improve to 5-3 on the season, while the Knicks drop to 5-2.

9:45 p.m.: Mykhailiuk with a steal and open dunk and that will do it, the Raptors are winding down the clock now. What a win this is going to be for Toronto. They had to withstand a barrage in the first half but they used their defence to work back into the game and have dominated the second half.

9:43 p.m.: A poor turnover on an inbounds pass allows Barrett an open look from three which he connects. It's 109-100 with 1:07 to play as Nurse calls time. A steady hand and this should be closed out by Toronto.

9:39 p.m.: FVV sizes up Randle and knocks down a stepback triple. It's 107-94 with 2:45 to play. The fans are heading for the exits at the Garden.

9:33 p.m.: The Raptors continue to outwork the Knicks. Three consecutive offensive rebounds on the same possession ends with Anunoby getting fouled and heading to the line.

Anunoby hits both to give him a career-high 34 points. Madison Square Garden is a nice building to have your highest point total. What a night.

Raptors now lead 104-91 with under five minutes on the clock.

9:29 p.m.: Another triple for Anunoby and he's matched a career-high with 32 points. He previously scored 32 against Denver in March 2020.

Raptors lead 100-89 with 7:00 on the clock.

9:23 p.m.: We could have a momentum shift in the Garden after RJ Barrett cuts to the hoop for a big jam. Barrett draws contact in the act of shooting on the next possession and Nurse calls time to settle things down.

Barrett has one free-throw to come when we return, Raptors lead 93-84 with 9:03 to play.

9:19 p.m.: An immediate turnover for the Knicks. New York have committed 11 to the Raptors 5.

End of the third - Raptors 91, Knicks 79

9:16 p.m.: 38 points and seven triples for the Raptors in the third quarter. They quite simply playd harder than the Knicks in that period.

Anunoby (29 points) and Trent Jr. (22) have been the stars. For New York, Randle had 18 points in the first quarter and has scored just two since.

9:06 p.m.: You can go ahead and give the Raptors two more triples. The Knicks need time because all of a sudden it's 85-74 with 3:37 to play in the third. Toronto already have 32 points in the period and after trailing by 15 points earlier in the night it's been a 26-points swing.

9:00 p.m.: This game has become a track meet all of a sudden.

Trent Jr. hits another three and is immediately answered by Kemba Walker with one of his own. Natually, Anunoby answers again. It's hard to keep up!!

Actually...just typing this Walker hits another! Now VanVleet respinds...should I keep going?!

It's 77-72 Raptors with 5:06 to play in the third. Thankfully a timeout is called. We all need a break...

8:56 p.m.: Stay hot Trent Jr.! He buries another triple and he's up to 21 points in 22 minutes and is 3-for-7 from long range. It's all square at 61 with 9:00 to play in the third.

8:54 p.m.: Trent Jr. scores and then after a stop Anunoby works his way to the line. He misses the first but hits the second and the Raptos have a 58-57 lead. The Raptors have caught the Knicks sleeping out of the halftime break.

8:52 p.m.: VanVleet finishes with the soft touch to get things going in the second half. Two-point game!

Halftime - Raptors 53, Raptors 57

8:36 p.m.: Justin Champagnie comes up with a HUGE offensive rebound and kick out to Trent Jr. for another triple! It's about time the Raps started to see shots fall. Trent Jr. has 14 points and this is a very manageable game at half time.

As has been the case all season, Toronto's defence sparked a strong stretch of basketball and the deficit is closed to four at halftime. Anunoby has 19 and Trent Jr. 14 as mentioned. Randle leads the Knicks with 18.

8:33 p.m.: Gary Trent Jr. buries a triple and it's back to four points. The home crowd starts to grumble in displeasure. This has been an impressive fight back from Toronto who trailed by as many as 15 points.

8:32 p.m.: The Raps defence turned up the intensity over the last few minutes capped by an Anunoby steal on Randle. OG knocks down two free-throws and it's back to 52-45 with two minutes to play in the half. A really important close to the half coming up.

8:24 p.m.: Anunoby gets caught up with Randle under the Raptors basket. Anunoby goes flying to the floor but is called for the loose ball foul. Nick Nurse immediately challenges the call. Seems like a strange challenge but perhaps Nurse's frustration has been building over time.

Knicks lead 46-35 with 5:34 left in the half.

8:17 p.m.: The 3-point shooting has been a theme so far but it's hard to the Raptors to keep pace when they are 1-for-9 and the Knicks are 9-for-16. Toronto already -24 behind the arc and we are only early into the second quarter. Knicks lead 41-30.

8:12 p.m.: More of the same from New York to start the second. Alec Burks drains another triple and the lead is out to 13 points at 39-26.

End of the first - Raptors 26, Knicks 34

8:05 p.m.: Randle BANKS in a triple, his fourth of the quarter and the team's eighth overall. When it's going for you it's going for you....

Randle is now up to 18 points, while Anunoby has 10 for Toronto.

8:04 p.m.: Julius Randle is off to a fantastic start for New York. Randle already has 15 points, three rebounds and three assists on 4-for-5 shooting. The Raps are hanging around though, it's 31-26 on an Anunoby jumper with 30 seconds left in the first.

7:57 p.m.: The Knicks are red hot from the outside to start. Evan Fournier knocks down a triple, RJ Barrett follows with one of his own and the Knicks lead 26-16 with 2:52 to play in the first.

New York have been a hot shooting team to start the season and they are firing away early to be 6-for-11 from range.

7:46 p.m.: It's up and down the floor early. The Knicks lead 14-12 with 6:18 to play in the first. OG Anunoby has got off to a quick start with eight points.

7:43 p.m.: Fred VanVleet gets the scoring underway with a midrange jumper. Without Barnes, could it be a big night for Fred?

7:42 p.m.: We are away at MSG! The atmosphere continues to be wild inside the Garden to start the season.

Pregame

Svi Mykhailiuk moves into the starting lineup for Scottie Barnes.

The Raptors will officially be without star rookie Scottie Barnes, who will miss his first game due to a sprained right thumb.

What time does Raptors vs. Knicks start?

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 1
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT

Raptors vs. Knicks is scheduled to tip just after at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 1. The game will be played at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden.

Is Pascal Siakam playing? Raptors vs. Knicks Injury Report

Pascal Siakam is still out recovering from his left shoulder injury for Monday's game against the Knicks, but the focus in Raptor land switches to rookie Scottie Barnes. Barnes has been deemed out for Monday's game against the Knicks with a right thumb sprain. The rookie has been a pleasant surprise for the Raptors on both ends of the floor. Toronto is hoping its rookie won't be out for long.

(Injury Report: 11/01/21 12:30 PM)

Raptors vs. Knicks Injury Report: Nov. 1, 2021
Team Player Current Status Reason
Raptors Scottie Barnes Out Injury/Illness - Right Thumb; Sprain
Justin Champagnie Available -
David Johnson Out G League - Two-Way
Pascal Siakam Out Injury/Illness - Left Shoulder; Injury recovery
Yuta Watanabe Out Injury/Illness - Left Calf; Strain
Knicks Nerlens Noel Game Time Decision Injury/Illness - Left Knee; Sore
Luka Samanic Out G League - Two-Way

Raptors Next Five Games

DATE OPP TIME / TV VENUE
Nov 1, 2021 @ Knicks 7:30 pm Madison Square Garden
Nov 3, 2021 @ Wizards 7:00 pm Capital One Arena
Nov 5, 2021 vs. Cavs 7:30 pm Scotiabank Arena
Nov 7, 2021 vs. Nets 3:30 pm Scotiabank Arena
Nov 10, 2021 @ Celtics 7:30 pm TD Garden

*All times are ET

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NBA 75: Fast facts on the first game in NBA history

New York Knicks 68, Toronto Huskies 66

Knicks leading scorer: Leo Gottlieb - 14 points on six shots

Huskies leading scorer: Ed Sadowski - 18 points on 8 shots

  • This was the first game in NBA history.
  • The only statistics recorded for this game were points, field goals made, free throws made, free throw attempts and personal fouls.
  • The game was played at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
  • Each team had two players score double figures, with Ossie Schectman's 11 points joining Gottlieb for the Knicks and George Nostrand's 16 points joining Sadowski for the Huskies.
  • Sadowski - the Huskies' best player and head coach - fouled out of the game.
  • Free throw shooting killed the Huskies, going 16-for-29 (55.2%) from the line in a game they lost by two points.
  • Sadowski and Nostrand - the Huskies' two leading scorers - combined to go 4-for-13 from the free throw line.

Other general notes about the Huskies' inaugural season:

  • This was the one and only season for the Toronto Huskies' franchise.
  • After just 10 games, Sadowski was traded from the Huskies to the Cleveland Rebels, also ending his tenure as the first coach in Toronto franchise history. He averaged 16.5 points per game for the season. The following year, he joined the Boston Celtics and averaged a career-high 19.4 points per game.
  • The Huskies finished with a 22-38 record in 1946-47, going through four different head coaches.
  • Two of the head coaches - Sadowski and Dick Fitzgerald - played for the team.
  • After Sadowski was traded, team general manager Lew Hayman - a Canadian Football League icon - took over as head coach for one game.
  • Robert Rolfe, a famous baseball player and World Series champion for the New York Yankees at the time, took over as the Huskies head coach thereafter, going 17-27. Once he finished the 1946-47 season with Toronto, he returned to the New York Yankees as a coach.

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