Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
Records: Raptors (40-16); Knicks (10-44)
Where To Watch
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The Knicks aren't the same team the Raptors beat earlier this season. They were involved in their own blockbuster deal ahead of the trade deadline, sending Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke to the Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, who has since been waived by the franchise.
In his three games with the Knicks, Smith is averaging 21.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds. He's coming off of a 31-point performance against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, marking a new career-high for the 21-year-old.
Smith missed eight of his 19 free throw attempts in the loss, but he shot an efficient 9-for-15 from the field and 2-for-5 from 3-point line.
Jordan hasn't changed much since moving to New York. Whereas he averaged 11.0 points, 13.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 50 games with the Mavericks this season, he's posted 11.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in three games with the Knicks.
Despite those numbers, the Knicks are 0-3 since Smith and Jordan joined the team, extending the team's current losing streak to 15 games.
Kawhi Leonard will return to the lineup after sitting Thursday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Marc Gasol will make his Raptors debut against the Knicks, according to Blake Murphy of The Athletic. He will come off the bench.
Like Dennis Smith Jr., Pascal Siakam is coming off of a career night. In Toronto's win against Atlanta, Siakam scored a career-high 33 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the field, 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 7-for-9 from the free throw line.
This is the last game of a three-game road trip for the Raptors. Their next six games will be at home.
In addition to Wesley Matthews, the Knicks waived centre Enes Kanter following the trade deadline. The Celtics are expected to have interest in Kanter once he clears waivers, ESPN reports.
Last Time They Played
Date: Nov. 10, 2018
Score: Raptors 128, Knicks 112
Raptors: Pascal Siakam - 23 points, three rebounds, two assists
Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. - 27 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal