Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
Records: Raptors (25-34), Knicks (33-27)
Where to Watch
Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV: SN One
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
A matinee between two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference.
At 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Raptors face the Knicks for the third and final time this season.
Both teams enter on winning streaks. Whereas the Raptors have won their last four games, the Knicks have won their last eight.
For the Raptors, their recent stretch has kept them in the mix for the Play-In Tournament. With a 25-34 record, they sit half a game behind the Washington Wizards for the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference with 13 games remaining in their season. For the Knicks, they've worked their way up the Eastern Conference standings, now sitting in fourth place at 33-27.
Julius Randle has been on a tear lately, leading the Knicks with 30.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals during their eight-game winning streak.
MORE: The stats behind Randles Most Improved Player of the Year-worthy season
The one-time All-Star is coming off of a 40-point, 11-rebound double-double in New York's overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks.
3rd 40+ point game of the season for Ju. He put on a show 🍿@J30_RANDLE | #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/X9uSdt8eHH- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 22, 2021
This is the fourth game of a six-game homestand for the Knicks, who are 20-10 at Madison Square Garden this season. The Raptors will return to Tampa Bay afterwards for a two-game homestand against the Cleveland Cavaliers (April 26) and Brooklyn Nets (April 27).
Stats to know
- The Knicks are holding opponents to an average of 107.8 points per 100 possessions this season, putting them behind only the Los Angeles Lakers (106.2), Philadelphia 76ers (107.2) and Utah Jazz (107.4) for best defensive rating in the league.
- RJ Barrett has improved tremendously as a 3-point shooter this season. After shooting 32.0 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, he's up to 38.6 percent in his sophomore season.
- Derrick Rose has played a big role in New York's eight-game winning streak, averaging 16.3 points on 51.9 percent shooting from the field off the bench.
- OG Anunoby scored 25 points in Toronto's win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. It marked his ninth 20-point game of the season. He had 10 20-point games in the first three seasons of his career combined.
- According to Tankathon, the Raptors have the third-hardest remaining schedule in the league based on opponent winning percentage.
- Chris Boucher (left knee) - Out
- Jalen Harris (right hip) - Out
- Paul Watson (left knee) - Out
- Rodney Hood (right hip) - Questionable
Not yet submitted
Raptors vs. Knicks: Betting odds, spread, over/under
Odds from William Hill Sports Book not yet available. Check back on Saturday.
The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.