Lowry and DeRozan each score 22, Raptors beat Knicks 107-84
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 18, 2017 10:58 AM
Kyle Lowry NBA file photo
By Ian Harrison, Associated Press
Kyle Lowry matched his season-high with 22 points and added 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 22 and the short-handed Toronto Raptors beat New York 107-84 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), their eighth consecutive victory over the Knicks.
Toronto played without two injured starters in forward Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) and guard Norman Powell (right hip). Reserve guard Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) also was unavailable.
C.J. Miles scored 14 points for Toronto. Pressed into the starting lineup, second-year forward Pascal Siakam scored 13 points and rookie forward OG Anunoby had 11.
Lowry finished with eight rebounds as Toronto won its third straight and improved to 5-1 at home.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 13 points and Enes Kanter had 12 for the Knicks, who fell behind by double-digits in a poor-shooting first half and couldn't recover.
Porzingis shot 3-for-13 while Hardaway Jr. finished 5-for-11. The Knicks went 30-for-92 overall.
New York hasn't beaten Toronto since a 111-109 win north of the border on Nov. 10, 2015, a game in which the Knicks benefitted from a missed out of bounds call on Carmelo Anthony late in the fourth quarter.
Jarrett Jack made all three of his shots in the first but the rest of the Knicks endured a difficult quarter, making just three of 23 attempts. Porzingis went 0-for-6 in the opening quarter and Hardaway missed a dunk. Lowry and Anunoby each scored seven points for the Raptors, who led 30-18 after one.
Lowry had nine points and three assists in the second as Toronto led 54-36 at halftime.
New York made 5-of-7 three-point attempts in the third but DeRozan scored 12 points for Toronto as the Raptors took a 78-64 edge into the fourth.
Knicks: G Courtney Lee started despite a sore left hamstring. ... All 10 of Michael Beasley's points came in the fourth. ... New York is 1-4 on the road.
Raptors: Wright is scheduled to visit a specialist when the team is in New York next week. ... Powell missed his third straight game. ... G Lorenzo Brown was active for the first time this season. ... Toronto failed to extend its streak of consecutive games with 125 or more points to three. ... Former Raptors G Sonny Weems attended the game.
Knicks: Begin a four-game road trip in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). New York has lost 10 straight in the series.
Raptors: Host Washington on Sunday afternoon (Monday, PHL time) seeking to end a two-game home losing streak to the Wizards.