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Toronto take on New York and look to end 3-game slide

New York Knicks (25-22, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (20-27, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Raptors -2; plus/minus is 224

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the game against New York having lost three straight.

The Raptors are 3-9 against divisional opponents. Toronto is 12-15 against teams over .500.

The Knicks are 16-13 in Eastern Conference play. New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 114.3 points per game and 45.6 percent shooting.

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The two teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Raptors beat the Knicks 123-121 in overtime in their last game on January 16. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 33 points and RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is scoring 25.2 points per game with 8.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the Raptors. VanVleet is averaging 18 points and 5.5 assists over Toronto’s last 10 games.

Julius Randle is shooting 45.7 percent and averaging 24.4 points for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.5 points over New York’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 4-6, averaged 116.0 points, 42.9 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 115.4 points per game.

Knicks: 6-4, averaging 113.6 points, 48.4 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 5.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Their opponents average 111.9 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Otto Porter Jr.: Out for the season (foot), Fred VanVleet: Out (rib), OG Anunoby: Day to day (ankle), Dalano Banton: Out (hip).

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out (thumb).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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Source : BBN NEWS

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