5 Facts to Know: Knicks vs. Raptors

The Knicks welcome the division rival Raptors to The Garden for a matinee matchup.

Coverage begins at 12:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO. Download the app for free.

*Facts Courtesy New York Knicks

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

1 Home Sweet Home

Following a winless four-game road trip, the Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to open a five-game homestand.

New York has been much better on home court this season with a 16-14 record at The Garden.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

2 So Far This Season

These teams are playing for the fourth and final time this season.

The Raptors have won two of the three meetings with the home team winning all three games.

New York hasn’t won a season series versus Toronto since the 2010-11 season.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

3 Timmy!

Tim Hardaway Jr. had 26 points in Friday’s loss to Milwaukee and is averaging 22.1 points over his last eight games.

When these teams last played at The Garden in November, Hardaway scored a career-high 38 points to lead a comeback victory.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

4 Making His Case

Playing on his second 10-day contract, Troy Williams is taking full advantage of his opportunity.

He scored a season-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting while adding five rebounds off the bench on Friday. 

In seven games with the Knicks, Williams is averaging 8.9 points on 54.5% shooting. 

[Robbins: Troy Williams Makes His Mark]

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

5 Red-Hot Raps

The Raptors enter Sunday’s game winners of 14 of their last 15 games and on Friday night they beat the Rockets, 108-105, ending Houston’s 17-game winning streak.

The All-Star backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 53 points.

Fresh off their biggest win of the season, could the Raptors be due for a letdown? 

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.