TORONTO (AP) — Julius Randle had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Mitchell Robinson had 10 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out and the New York Knicks won their fourth straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 112-108 on Friday night.
Jalen Brunson scored 26 points, Quentin Grimes had 16 and Immanuel Quickley 13 as the Knicks won north of the border for the first time in more than seven years, snapping an 11-game road losing streak against the Raptors.
New York’s previous win in Toronto was a 111-109 victory on Nov. 10, 2015. After that game, the referees acknowledged missing Knicks star Carmelo Anthony step out of bounds on a pivotal play late in the fourth quarter.
Toronto’s Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 52 points in a Dec. 21 win at New York. He shot 4 for 14 Friday and finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
The Raptors trailed by three points through three quarters but gave up an 8-0 run to begin the fourth before battling back. Siakam’s 3-pointer with 49 seconds left made it 107-104. Randle split a pair at the line before Trent connected from 3-point range, cutting it to 108-106, but Brunson answered with a three-point play, putting the Knicks up 111-106 with 22 seconds left.
Trent scored on a driving basket but the Raptors couldn’t get any closer.
Randle missed from 3 on his first shot of the game and then made six straight, five from long range. He scored 19 in the opening quarter as New York led 30-26 after one.
The Knicks led by as many as 17 in the second and were up 57-47 at halftime. New York took an 81-78 lead to the fourth.
Knicks: Brunson had eight assists. … F RJ Barrett missed his fifth straight game because of a lacerated right finger, telling reporters Friday that the injury happened when one hand slammed into the other, causing a cut that required multiple stitches that have yet to be removed.
Raptors: Had 11 bench points in the first half. That was four more points than the bench scored in either of Toronto’s previous two games, both losses. The Raptors finished with 15 bench points. … Scottie Barnes shot 2 for 10 and finished with seven points. … Trent has scored 20 or more in a career-high six straight. .. O.G. Anunoby scored 13 points.
Knicks: Host Milwaukee on Monday night.
Raptors: Host Portland on Sunday.
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Ian Harrison, The Associated Press