NEW YORK (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 42 factors, Immanuel Quickley had 34 factors, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks completed a disappointing season by beating the Toronto Raptors 105-94 on Sunday night time.
The Knicks completed 37-45 after making the playoffs final season, however second-year gamers Toppin and Quickley ended on excessive notes. Quickley had profession highs in factors and assists and equaled his finest night time on the boards.
Alec Burks added 10 factors for the Knicks, who dressed solely eight gamers. They received their final two video games and 7 of 10.
Toronto held out Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet of their closing recreation of the common season forward of their first-round playoff matchup with fourth-seeded Philadelphia.
Chris Boucher scored 21 factors and Gary Trent Jr. added 17 for the Raptors, who had their profitable streak snapped at three video games.
The Knicks trailed by three factors early within the fourth quarter earlier than happening a 9-0 run to tug away.
Ryan Arcidiacano initiated the rally with a 3-pointer to even it at 80-all and Quickley capped it with a pair of free throws with 5:51 remaining to make it 87-80. Boucher then answered with a basket earlier than Toppin put the Knicks up 92-82 with a baseline alley-oop dunk and a 3-pointer with 4:13 to go.
New York jumped off to a fast begin, taking an 11-2 lead simply over two minutes in and closed out the opening interval with a 31-22 benefit, led by 12 factors from Toppin.
Toronto erased the double-digit deficit with 13-0 run throughout a 2 1/2-minute stretch in the midst of the second quarter, capped by a baseball move from Malacchi Flynn to Trent for a layup to make it 39-35.
Toppin closed out the half with a 3-pointer that put the Knicks forward 53-48.
Raptors: Flynn scored 10 factors.
Knicks: RJ Barrett (sprained proper knee), Mitchell Robinson, Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride all have been held out of the season finale. … Quickley’s earlier profession excessive in assists, eight, was recorded Jan. 17 at Boston
Knicks president Leon Rose, who had gone all season with out talking publicly, known as the group’s season a disappointment throughout an interview on MSG Network that aired earlier than Sunday’s tip-off.
New York completed eleventh within the Eastern Conference a 12 months after reaching the playoffs and dropping to Atlanta within the first spherical.
“I feel as though it’s been a disappointing season from the standpoint of wins and losses,” the previous agent turned league govt stated. “And we are going to take good hard look at it after the season to evaluate everything that’s going on. … The first year things clicked. This year from the beginning things didn’t click. We faced adversity. We had some tough stretches.”
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