Raptors host Knicks, Porzingis out of the season

 

The New York Knicks will play the Toronto Raptors in one of the NBA games on Thursday, start time at 7:30 PM ET, at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON. Knicks vs Raptors tv channel is on MSG and Sportsnet One. Knicks vs Raptors live stream is on NBA League Pass.

The New York Knicks (23-32) are coming from a 103-89 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in which Enes Kanter scored 19 points in 8 of 15 shooting from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw line.

On the season, the Knicks are averaging 103.8 points, 44.5 rebounds and 22.9 assists per game. Defensively, the Knicks are yielding 105.5 points per game against the opposing teams.

Five players are averaging at least 12.4 points per game for New York, they are Kristaps Porzingis (22.7), Tim Hardaway Jr. (16.6), Enes Kanter (14.1), Courtnee Lee (13.3) and Michael Beasley (12.4). Kanter leads in rebounds while Jarrett Jack tops in assists with 6.1 per game.

Porzingis is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL on his left knee suffered during the Knicks game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday.

Trade News: The Knicks acquired Emmanuel Mudiay in a three-way trade with the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Denver got Devin Harris from Dallas and a second-round pick from New York.

The Toronto Raptors (37-16) are riding in a three-game winning streak including a 111-91 victory over the Boston Celtics in which Kyle Lowry scored 23 points in 6 of 13 shooting from the field and 5 of 7 from the free throw line.

On the season, the Raptors are averaging 111.4 points, 43.4 rebounds and 22.8 assists per game. Defensively, the Raptors are yielding 103.6 points per game against the opposing teams.

Five players are averaging in double figures for the Raptors, they are DeMar DeRozan (24.2), Lowry (16.7), Serge Ibaka (12.8), Jonas Valanciunas (11.8) and CJ Miles (10.0). Valanciunas leads in rebounds with 8.3 while Lowry tops in assists with 6.4.

Knicks vs Raptors game schedule info:

Date: February 8, 2018
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule:
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -14.0 Raptors
Prediction: Raptors will win against the spread

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