5 Facts to Know for Knicks-Raptors

The Knicks travel north of the border for their first meeting of the season with the division rival Raptors.

Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

*Facts Courtesy of the New York Knicks

1 Comeback Kids

No lead is safe against these Knicks. New York overcame a 12-point deficit in Wednesday’s victory over the Jazz, the fifth time they’ve overcome a double-digit deficit to win a game this season. That ranks first in the NBA, along with the Detroit Pistons.

2 Saving His Best For Last

The key cog to those double-digit comebacks has been Kristaps Porzingis, who ranks second in the NBA in fourth quarter scoring with 8.6 points behind only LeBron James.

3 Hes On Fire

Tim Hardaway Jr. has now scored at least 26 points in three of his past five games, averaging 20.6 points over that stretch. He was clutch in Wednesday’s win, hitting a 3-pointer with 32.5 seconds to seal the win.

4 The Key Number

The Knicks are a perfect 3-0 when holding opponents under 100 points this season. However, that will be a difficult task tonight against these Raptors. Toronto, led by the dynamic backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, rank third in the NBA in points per game (111.4) and first in points off turnovers.

5 Break The Streak

The Raptors have given the Knicks a lot of trouble as of late. New York has lost its last seven against Toronto with the last win coming on November 10, 2015. The Knicks might be catching the Raptors at a good time, however, as both Normal Powell and Delon Wright – two key rotation players – are not expected to play.