Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors in a 132–106 win in New York, thwarting any chance that the Knicks could regain composure at home.
The Raptors have clinched a spot in the playoffs while the Knicks are trying to calculate what lottery spot they’ll be picking from. The squads clash Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
Rathan-Mayes and Hayes, two promising players in New York’s G League affiliate, find 10-day deals with the Grizzlies and Raptors, respectively.
The first match for New York without their top dog Porzingis was rough, but it featured surprisingly fun moments from G League alums.
The Porzingis–Hardaway Jr. tandem defeated Lowry–DeRozan after an exhilarating third quarter sparked an astounding 28-point run. It was fitting that the Knicks all but sealed the victory with an emphatic Tim Hardaway Jr. drive and slam, putting them up 10 with 1:24 left: THE EMPHATIC…