New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The New York Knicks (12-14) play against the Toronto Raptors (14-14) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Friday December 10, 2021

New York Knicks 87, Toronto Raptors 90 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Came down to the wire
Game Highlights | @TangerineHoops
Watch: https://t.co/riFhLV7d1a pic.twitter.com/dbwBgt8XhW1:07 AM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
On Fred VanVleet, Nick Nurse and what can and cannot be said to a young team.
theathletic.com/3010296/2021/1…12:11 AM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
For NBA boxscore buffs, Justin Champagnie of the Raptors put up 9 trillion tonight and was an individual plus-8.
Played good, too, in doing what he had to do defensively – 11:09 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Stayed resilient.
Let’s keep fighting. #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/BWv7d0FLbS11:00 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Obi has starry night but sits at end as #Knicks comeback falls short in another loss in Canada #Raptors nypost.com/2021/12/10/kni…10:38 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
RJ Barrett says on the late possession when he kicked to Randle for an open 3, he was gonna stop, turn and go up, but then he saw Randle open and decided to kick out. Called it a “phenomenal” look for Randle.
“I’m taking that shot every time at the end of the game,” he says. – 10:35 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Fri
Scottie Barnes, 12 pts, 15 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk
James Bouknight, 24 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 6-8 3P
Josh Giddey, 12 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl
Cade Cunningham, 15 pts, 1 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
Evan Mobley, 11 pts, 8 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk
Tre Mann, 19 pts, 3 reb – 10:32 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Obi Toppin praising Tom Thibodeau whenever hes asked about his minutes. Says he doesn’t feet bad exiting games when it’s close: “Coach Thibs is a great coach. He’s been doing this for a very long time. He knows what he’s doing..He’s a lot more experienced and he knows a lot more” – 10:29 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“I’m on his butt about being great …. he’s got a really, really high ceiling” — FVV on Scottie Barnes. pic.twitter.com/VZejWL9pZm10:22 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Solid defensive effort…
Impressive play from the rook…
Another big night from Trent Jr…
Raps back on the winning track.
Check out the latest #SmithAndJones VLOG. #TheRap
@FAN590 @Sportsnet #rtz #nba
#nba75 #Raptors #wethenorth @Paul Jones pic.twitter.com/61nHBHBXNg10:19 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“The offense is going to be an adventure this year, that’s what Nick and I call it” — Fred VanVleet. – 10:18 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Join us LIVE on Raptors Night Cap with @UrbanRandy @LeoRautins @HelloooJack and @paul__jones as they break down the Raptors 90-87 win over the New York Knicks twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:17 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Good start to the weekend. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/0SHciZ5aTP10:03 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
the knicks are impossible to wrap your head around. there’s no *the* move—no singular upgrade that fundamentally alters the makeup and outlook. they are at once not without talent and yet still need so much. – 10:01 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors won shooting 34.5% from the floor. – 10:00 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Raptors lucky to survive despite some serious prevent offense in crunch time, only bucket was off an ORB scramble. – 9:59 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Knicks 12-14. Thoughts. @UnderdogFantasy pic.twitter.com/2qO0A1iKug9:58 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Knicks have the Bucks and Warriors at home the next 2 games.
It’s December, but they’re gonna need the Madison Square Garden fans to act like it’s April. – 9:57 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Julius Randle has his 3rd game this season with less than 10 shot attempts.
He had 1 such game the whole of last season. pic.twitter.com/KdiDchwCU09:55 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Scottie Barnes all-round game tonight:
12 PTS
15 REB
3 AST
2 STL
2 BLK
He’s the second Raptors rookie ever with a 10/15/2/2/2 game. The other was Tracy McGrady. pic.twitter.com/NOVXzugyYN9:54 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
19 points and 10 rebounds in only 23 minutes for Obi Toppin.
He has to see more than 25 mins a game going forward. He’s earned it. – 9:54 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Nick Nurse becomes the fastest @Toronto Raptors head coach to reach 150 wins! – 9:53 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Raptors 90, Knicks 87.
Knicks fall to 12-14 on the season, now 12th in the East. Next up: the Bucks on Sunday.
• Toppin 19 & 10
• Barrett 19 & 6
• Randle 13-14-5
• Trent 24 pts
• VanVleet 17-6-11
Knicks shoot 36 percent from the field, 27 percent from deep. – 9:52 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors survive. For the 5th time in 7 games, they’ve failed to break 100 points… but it’s also the 4th time in 5 games that they’ve held their opponent under 100.
It’s an ugly 90-87 win, but they’ll take it. – 9:51 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
the knicks since november 1 pic.twitter.com/0WiYk6Bd199:50 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
RJ Barrett’s 3 at the buzzer falls short. Raptors win. – 9:50 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes win. RJ misses at the buzzer. 90-87 Raptors win. Trent with 24, VanVleet with 17-11-6, Barnes with 12-15-3. – 9:50 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Randle missed the shot, but I’m surprised Barrett pulled up short of the rim there. He had all the momentum and Knicks didn’t necessarily need a 3. Not like he read Randle and found him. He stopped, then looked back to make a decision. – 9:49 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
RJ Barrett needs to attack the basket front the restricted area to tie the game. Kicking out to Randle for a three there was not the prudent decision… – 9:49 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks should have ISO’d Jeremy Lin at the top of the key for their final shot – 9:48 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Man. Raptors played that perfectly. Siakam hounded Randle and they timed the double team perfectly. – 9:47 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
🤟🏽 BANG BANG 🤟🏽 pic.twitter.com/749RYRswpR9:42 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Justin Champagnie is on the court now after The Thing That Happened Wednesday. – 9:41 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Barnes has been awesome on the boards tonight. Career-high 15 rebounds, and that last one set Trent up for a big go-ahead 3. It’s 89-87 Raptors with 1:11 left. – 9:41 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors miss two threes, including one on which VanVleet appeared to be clobbered. They get two offensive rebounds, and Trent sinks the third.
Raptors up 89-87, 1:11 left, Knicks ball. – 9:40 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
17 Pts | 10 Ast | 6 Reb | 4 3pm | 3 Stl
Freddy HOOPIN’ pic.twitter.com/OIViwhgg8E9:35 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have 24 bench points… over the last 2 games.
That’s their per game average on the season, and it’s ranked 30th in the NBA. So yeah, not great. – 9:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 6, 3:40 to go, Barnes has season high 14 rebounds and 10 points – 9:34 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Scottie Barnes: 10 points, career-high 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks, many cool things – 9:33 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
It isn’t just that Malachi Flynn is missing his shots. It’s that they’re not close. – 9:24 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Obi Toppin has a career-high 15 points now. – 9:23 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks are playing hard. They just have no offensive flow or rhythm. – 9:20 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry on where he might break the 3-point record (Phi, Ind, NYK, Bos): “You can create a narrative for any of these next four games. Seth tomorrow. Knowing what Reggie meant to Indiana. The Garden speaks for itself. Boston, where Ray passed Reggie.” – 9:16 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Is that… MALACHI FLYNN?? – 9:15 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Derrick Rose has been the Knicks’ most reliable player this season. – 9:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
It hasn’t been pretty but Raptors up 69-65 after 3
Figure VanVleet and Trent gotta play at least 10 of the last 12 minutes – 9:13 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors by 4 after 3Q, and here come the VanVleet rest minutes… 😬 – 9:12 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Barrett free throws with 3:13 left in third give Knicks first lead since 2-0. – 9:05 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Sheeesh, this man must have 20/20 vision pic.twitter.com/sIzNVZ6RIK9:04 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Can Scottie Barnes see through human bodies? – 9:01 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Chris Boucher, who’s been okay, cannot have more FGAs than Gary Trent for this version of the Raptors – 9:01 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
*Knicks go on 8-0 run*
Nurse: This is fine!
*Raptors go on 2-0 run*
Thibs: Timeout! – 8:55 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Hey, Raptors have committed four PF is less than 4 minutes!! – 8:54 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
New York implements indoor mask mandate starting Monday, but (important for games at MSG) there’s a proof of vaccination exception nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny…8:42 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors went 2-3 zone once Boucher picked up his third foul, and the Knicks scored three points in nine possessions. – 8:41 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Fascinating battle so far to see whether Toronto’s bench can be even worse than the Knicks’ starters. Makes for a lot of back and forth though … – 8:41 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
That’s how you end a half pic.twitter.com/zz4inNXXpz8:39 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors were +24 with their starters on the floor in the 1st half (34-10).
Can’t wait to hear what Nick Nurse has to say about his bench after this one. They were outscored 24-4 by New York’s reserves. – 8:35 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Raptors lead the Knicks 50-42.
• Toppin 10 & 5
• Rose 7 pts, 3 asts
• Trent 12 pts
• Siakam 11-8-2
Raptors won first quarter 31-14. Knicks won the second 28-19. – 8:35 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Low-key thought @Gary Trent Jr. was gonna dunk this for a second 😂 pic.twitter.com/RFTuDbiMQo8:34 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
They say basketball is a game of runs, but Knicks-Raptors is taking it to the extreme.
Here’s how the first half went:
Raptors begin on a 30-10 run.
Knicks punch back with a 29-9 run.
Raptors close with an 11-3 run. – 8:34 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors are up eight at the half and the bench has been outscored 24-4 – 8:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors shooting an unimpressive 36 per cent from the floor but lead 50-42 at the half
Trent’s got 12, Siakam’s surviving a tough shooting night with FTs and has 11 – 8:33 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Scottie Barnes does not disappointed!
Get it 4️⃣! – 8:28 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Siakam gives Randle nothing in the post, Fred picks off, Scottie to the races. Very nice – 8:28 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
All-world defence by VanVleet on the last few possessions.
tl;dr
Starters good, reserves bad – 8:27 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Raptors go back to starting lineup and a zone defense. – 8:26 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors’ last 4 quarters:
Lost 33-12
Won 33-23
Won 31-14
Losing 25-8 (with 4.5 minutes left) – 8:24 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
First 9:55 of the game:
Raptors 30
Knicks 10
Next 9:23 of the game:
Knicks 29
Raptors 9 – 8:24 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Knicks have outscored the Raptors by 20 points since IQ and Obi checked into the game…
NY looks like a completely different team with the energetic youngsters on the floor – 8:22 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks on a 13-3 run and have cut the lead to 3 — which I guess explains why these teams are one game apart in the standings. – 8:21 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Remember when Toronto was up 20?
Not so much now
39-39 – 8:21 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
knicks small ball unit went nuclear real quick, tie game – 8:21 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks were down 20, like, 32 seconds ago. And they just tied it up.
This team is so weird. – 8:21 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors getting crushed in the paint and at the rim – 8:20 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Whole squad weaving and achieving 😤 pic.twitter.com/DNshTdNUhi8:18 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Whether it’s an attempt to take the shot blockers out of the game or just show clear intent on the offensive end, Raps have consistently looked to attack Noel and Robinson. Knicks now going small with neither in the game. – 8:18 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors lead dwindles to 9, SIakam off to a 2-for-11 shooting night – 8:15 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors’ lose their non-VanVleet minutes by the customary eight points. – 8:15 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Robinson out of the game and the Knicks go with Obi-Randle frontcourt. – 8:14 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Wrote this in my story this morning but it’s worth repeating: When people call Obi Toppin a “pace changer,” they usually mean on fast breaks, but it’s more than that. He’s one in the halfcourt, too. Constantly setting screens and cutting. Forces tough decisions on a defense. – 8:12 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Knicks open 5/21 from the floor and trail Raptors 31-14 after 1Q, which has been a thing this season, I’ve heard. – 8:07 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
It’s 31-14 Raptors after one. The Knicks weren’t good. Do I need to say more? Okay, Obi had a dunk. – 8:06 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Disastrous first quarter for the Knicks, who trail the Raptors 31-14.
• Fournier 6 pts, 2-4 3Ps
• VanVleet 9 pts, 4 asts
• Trent 8 pts
• Boucher 7 & 3
Knicks shooting 5-21 on FGs, 2-8 on 3s. Also had four turnovers. – 8:06 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors lead 31-14 after a quarter. VanVleet has got 9 and 4, Boucher with a quick seven before his foul trouble. The Knicks are being bad. – 8:05 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors make 5 3s and 8 FTs, lead 31-14 after a quarter – 8:04 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
I don’t know what it would take to get there, but Isaac Bonga hitting a game winner tonight would be iconic – 8:03 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Round of applause as Cam Reddish checks in.
First outing for Reddish since Nov. 27 vs. the Knicks. – 8:02 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
That sweet string music 🎶 pic.twitter.com/WKAbsa7W2W8:01 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks down 30-10
They have more turnover (4) than made FGs (3)
So, yeah… – 8:01 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors now up 30-10 and could be even more. Ball’s moving nicely, attacking at will and creating open looks. Really like the way Siakam has held his own on Randle post-ups. – 8:00 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Remember where the Knicks last left off, being blown out in Indiana to a sub-.500 team? Welcome to Toronto – where they are now down 20 less than 10 minutes into the game. – 7:59 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Pandemic is over. Raptors humiliating Knicks in Toronto like the old days. 30-10. – 7:59 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Knicks cannot make a shot
Nor do they care to defend
Other than that …
Raptors up 30-10 at second timeout – 7:58 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Justin Champagnie getting some first quarter minutes here – 7:56 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Two PFs on Boucher and here comes backup centre Yuta Watanabe – 7:53 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks are actually down only 10 if you account for the exchange rate – 7:52 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors are up 21-7; sports makes no sense – 7:51 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors just got 3 offensive rebounds on one possession that end with FVV getting fouled shooting a 3 – 7:50 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
A Lil shake-shimmy by the rook pic.twitter.com/Oak8OcGT2Q7:47 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors make 5 of their first 6 shots; a somewhat torrid pace – 7:46 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Add this to the list of starts that the Knicks will try to explain after the game – down 13-5, timeout 3:40 into the game. – 7:45 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors seem keen to get Boucher going early – 7:42 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Chris Boucher for 3. Seriously. I saw it with my own eyes. – 7:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Aside from the Knicks game, the Spurs continue the trend on defense of limiting the percent of opponent 3s that are attempted wide open: pic.twitter.com/lojeX9NDXn7:18 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @Invisalign starting lineup pic.twitter.com/Fomi9v6mZt6:46 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Pregame sights and sounds 🔊 pic.twitter.com/dYMhQEBnfY6:30 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
KNICKS ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MSG IS THE PLACE TO BE.
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Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Nick Nurse on VanVleet saying the Raptors seem to need to be yelled at before performing well: “Listen, I’ve been complaining about it myself. I don’t want to yell at anybody.” – 6:24 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Achiuwa out for the Raptors tonight, Champagnie is available vs. Knicks
Boucher remains in the starting role he had Wednesday – 6:04 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Tom Thibodeau says Nerlens Noel is available tonight in Toronto. No injuries for the Knicks to report. – 6:01 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Nerlens Noel will play tonight. – 6:01 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Everyone is healthy for the Knicks tonight. So Nerlens Noel is available. – 6:01 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he was most “interested” and “super pleasantly surprised” with RJ Barrett’s “team demeanor” for Canada. Talked about he was “way more energetic” and “bouncy” and “fun.” “Teammates liked him.” – 5:57 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
For the Pascal Siakam is bad/trade him crowd:
Siakam last 9 games:
22.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 threes,
.507/.394/.739 – 5:54 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Precious Achiuwa will not play vs. Knicks. Justin Champagnie will. – 5:48 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Achiuwa, Birch and Anunoby are all OUT vs New York. Champagnie is available. – 5:48 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Precious is unavailable tonight, Justin Champagnie will play. – 5:48 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Justin Champagne (knee) and Precious Achiuwa (shoulder) are questionable vs. Knicks. Birch and Anunoby are out. – 5:40 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
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Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Could the #Knicks have done more to secure #NBA Draft star Chris Duarte? nypost.com/2021/12/10/how…1:52 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
I wonder if Myles Turner and Nate Bjorkgren are friends or hate one another 🤷‍♂️ The Raptors will certainly have the inside scoop on who Turner is from Bjorkgren’s brief time in Indy – 1:51 PM

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