Toronto @ New York
Current Records: Toronto 25-34; New York 33-27
What to Know
The Toronto Raptors have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the New York Knicks will meet up at 1 p.m. ET April 24 at Madison Square Garden. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest.
While not quite a landslide, the matchup between Toronto and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as the Raptors wrapped it up with a 114-103 win at home. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 36-23 deficit. It was another big night for Toronto’s power forward Pascal Siakam, who had 27 points and six assists in addition to nine boards.
Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but New York ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Wednesday with a 137-127 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. New York’s power forward Julius Randle did his thing and shot 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 40 points and 11 rebounds along with six dimes.
Their wins bumped Toronto to 25-34 and the Knicks to 33-27. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when the Raptors and New York clash.
How To WatchWhen: Saturday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: Madison Square Garden — New York, New YorkTV: ESPNOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The game is expected to go down to the wire, as the oddsmakers have this as a pick ’em.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Knicks as a 3.5-point favorite.
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Toronto have won 17 out of their last 20 games against New York.
Apr 11, 2021 – New York 102 vs. Toronto 96Dec 31, 2020 – Toronto 100 vs. New York 83Jan 24, 2020 – Toronto 118 vs. New York 112Nov 27, 2019 – Toronto 126 vs. New York 98Mar 28, 2019 – Toronto 117 vs. New York 92Mar 18, 2019 – Toronto 128 vs. New York 92Feb 09, 2019 – Toronto 104 vs. New York 99Nov 10, 2018 – Toronto 128 vs. New York 112Mar 11, 2018 – Toronto 132 vs. New York 106Feb 08, 2018 – Toronto 113 vs. New York 88Nov 22, 2017 – New York 108 vs. Toronto 100Nov 17, 2017 – Toronto 107 vs. New York 84Apr 09, 2017 – Toronto 110 vs. New York 97Feb 27, 2017 – Toronto 92 vs. New York 91Jan 15, 2017 – Toronto 116 vs. New York 101Nov 12, 2016 – Toronto 118 vs. New York 107Apr 10, 2016 – Toronto 93 vs. New York 89Feb 22, 2016 – Toronto 122 vs. New York 95Jan 28, 2016 – Toronto 103 vs. New York 93Nov 10, 2015 – New York 111 vs. Toronto 109Injury Report for New YorkMyles Powell: Game-Time Decision (Not Injury Related)Alec Burks: Out (Covid-19)Mitchell Robinson: Out (Foot)Injury Report for TorontoJalen Harris: Out (Hip)Paul Watson Jr.: Out (Knee)Chris Boucher: Out (Knee)