The Knicks took care of business in Toronto beating the depleted Raptors as they welcomed Mitchell Robinson back to the court.

The New York Knicks took a step closer to returning to full strength with the return of big man Mitchell Robinson. They earned another one-sided victory, steamrolling the short-handed Toronto Raptors on the road and racking up the franchise’s most points in regulation since November 1980 en route to their 145-101 win.

On the heels of Donte DiVincenzo’s record-setting three-point barrage against Detroit on Monday night, the Knicks (44-29) continued their high-scoring momentum and set the tone early with a season-high 80 points in the first half.

Toronto (23-50), who was missing four starters — including former Knick players Immanuel Quickley and RJ Barrett — never kept up with the Knicks after that hot-shooting first-half performance.

New York led by as much as 44 points midway through the fourth quarter, which is the largest margin for the season. With the victory, the Knicks have won three straight games, including seven of their last eight.

Six different Knick players scored in double figures. Miles McBride led the way with 29 points, three boards, and seven assists. He also had a career-best nine 3-pointers in the winning effort. Jalen Brunson added 26 points, four boards and seven assists. Precious Achiuwa had a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double, while Donte DiVincenzo had 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting from deep, with five boards, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Off the bench, Bojan Bogdanovic had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while Isaiah Hartenstein added 15 points and four boards.

As a team, the Knicks went 55-for-94 overall (58.5%) and 22-of-44 (50.0%) from three-point range. They logged 37 assists as a team and outrebounded the Raptors, 42-28.

Josh Hart had seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, with six boards and 10 assists.

For Toronto, Gradey Dick led with 23 points. Gary Trent Jr. chipped in 18 points, while Garrett Temple had 15 points. Kelly Olynyk had 13 points, seven boards, and eight assists.

The Deuce was Loose

McBride stayed hot on the floor and enjoyed another nice all-around game. He eclipsed the 25-point mark for the third time in five games helping set the tone from the opening tip.

McBride racked up a career-best nine 3-pointers, and six of those came in the first quarter, which also tied a franchise record for most three-pointers by a player in the first quarter.

McBride was efficient from beyond the arc, finishing 9-of-14 for the game. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau let him run loose for 40 minutes, despite the lopsided win, but he made the most of his minutes and topped off his impressive outing with one final corner three before checking out for good.

The Knicks’ big first-half

McBride and Brunson helped get New York rolling in the best first half of the season for the Knicks.

McBride had 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while Brunson had 17 points and seven assists, he also shot 7-of-12 on the floor.

Their shooting success was contagious. Overall, the Knicks shot 30-of-49 (61.2%) on the floor in the opening half. They also shot 12-of-24 (50.0%) from deep as a unit.

Robinson’s return

It was bound to come any day now, and there was a big boost when reports came early Wednesday afternoon that Robinson’s status was upgraded to available for the game against the Raptors.

New York is eagerly counting down and still waiting for OG Anunoby and Julius Randle to return but Robinson is a welcomed addition, especially as the Knicks continue to roll.

Robinson came off the bench and played in his first game since Dec. 8. He had eight points, two boards, and two blocks through a limited 12 minutes of action, as he acclimated himself back onto the court.

Thibs empties the bench

There was no mercy against the Pistons, as Thibodeau opted to keep his regulars in. DiVincenzo hit the three-point shooting record, Hart got another triple-double and the Knicks obliterated Detroit.

It looked like New York was headed for a similar course, but Thibodeau — who will be damned before emptying the bench — sent out his reserves in the fourth quarter and gave his starters some rest. Shake Milton capitalized on the moment and had eight points, and Daquan Jeffries and Jericho Sims also got to play for seven minutes apiece.

Next up the Knicks head down to San Antonio take on Wemby and the Spurs on Friday at 8 pm.

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