The New York Knicks have won nine in a row after earning a win over the Toronto Raptors, who saw their four-game win streak come to an end.
If you missed any of the action, check below for live score updates, news, stats and highlights as New York came out on top in a Saturday matinée.
Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks: Live score, updates, news, stats and highlights
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Final: New York Knicks 120, Toronto Raptors 103
3:30 p.m. - Make it nine in a row for the Knicks.
Julius Randle led the way with 31 points and 10 rebounds while RJ Barrett finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds for New York.
The Raptors were led by 27 points each from OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet while Pascal Siakam added 26 points in the game.
3:26 p.m. - Don't count the Raptors out.
Toronto trails 110-103 with under three minutes remaining in the game.
3:03 p.m. - New York opens the fourth on a 14-3 run and has opened the game up.
The Knicks lead 102-86 with 9:12 remaining in regulation.
Toronto will need to respond with a similar rally to get back in this one before it's too late.
End of Third Quarter: New York Knicks 88, Toronto Raptors 83
2:56 p.m. - After trailing in some parts of the frame, New York takes a five-point lead into the fourth.
This could come down to the wire, as both teams are still jostling in the standings. The Knicks, for a top-four seed; the Raptors, for a chance at the Play-In.
The fourth should be a good one.
2:48 p.m. - Just under three minutes remain in the third and the Knicks lead by one point.
New York is up 81-80 with 2:58 on the clock.
Julius Randle now has 27 points to lead all scorers and has shot 5-for-8 from deep up to this point in the game.
2:38 p.m. - Toronto has engineered a 10-2 run and is back ahead for the first time since the opening frame.
The Raptors lead 73-71 with 6:48 left in the third.
The trio of Fred VanVleet (21), Pascal Siakam (19) and OG Anunoby (17) continues to pace Toronto's offence, while the defence continues to stifle New York, only now the tough defence is resulting in a few more stops.
Clock winding down... light work pic.twitter.com/rHlKAOY04v- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2021
This has the makings of a good one.
Halftime: New York Knicks 64, Toronto Raptors 59
2:15 p.m. - One half down, one to go and the Knicks take a five-point lead into the break.
Julius Randle leads all scorers with 20 points and has added six rebounds through 24 minutes. Randle, Derrick Rose (12 points) and Reggie Bullock (12 points) have done most of the heavy lifting for New York's offence.
A big second quarter from Fred VanVleet has him up to a team-high 17 points, while OG Anunoby has added 15 points and Pascal Siakam is the other Raptor in double figures with 11 points (on 4-for-8 shooting).
2:08 p.m. - *Fred VanVleet is warming up*
After three buckets, VanVleet is tied for a game-high with 17 points (on 6-for-12 shooting) to go along with five assists and three rebounds. He's scored 12 of the team's last 14 points.
The Boy got those pic.twitter.com/C3w4MW7Exp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2021
The Knicks lead 57-54 with just over two minutes remaining in the half.
2:01 p.m. - Back-to-back triples from Reggie Bullock put the Knicks back up eight after the Raptors clawed within two.
Bullock's up to nine points in the game while New York leads 52-44 with 4:32 remaining in the first half.
HE'S ON FIRE. pic.twitter.com/kxcdrYSVRW- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 24, 2021
The Knicks are now shooting 8-for-14 (57.1 percent) from beyond the arc while the Raptors are shooting 6-for-17 (35.3 percent).
OG Anunoby is up to 12 points to lead the way for Toronto, while Pascal Siakam (11 points) and Fred VanVleet (nine points) aren't far behind.
End of First Quarter: New York Knicks 30, Toronto Raptors 26
1:41 p.m. - It's been the Julius Randle show through one.
Randle leads all scorers with 13 points, shooting 5-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
13 PTS, 3 triples for Julius Randle in the 1st quarter on ESPN!@Raptors 26@nyknicks 30 pic.twitter.com/b9YyCYD0WD- NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2021
Behind the play of Randle, New York is shooting 12-for-20 (60.0 percent) from the field, including 4-for-8 (50.0 percent) from deep.
The Raptors have been paced by nine points from OG Anunoby and eight points from Pascal Siakam, who has also pulled down three rebounds and snagged one steal.
Too much space for @pskills43 pic.twitter.com/fHQOQ74sSJ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2021
1:23 p.m. - We've reached our first break in the action and the Knicks hold a two point lead.
New York leads 12-10 with 6:35 remaining in the first.
Julius Randle is off to a hot start as he's scored eight early points on perfect 3-for-3 shooting, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.
Again. https://t.co/koH38BDj3R pic.twitter.com/wjwNFCgVmq- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 24, 2021
The Raptors, who are led by five points from Fred VanVleet, are 1-for-6 from beyond the arc to start.
12:20 p.m. - Starting for the Knicks: Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel.
Same five to kick us off this Saturday afternoon 🖐 pic.twitter.com/ICQUsG5wsp- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. - Starting for the Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Khem Birch.
Today's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/kcgsJZpTQm- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2021
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