Pascal Siakam helps Raptors end Knicks winning streak

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Toronto Raptors ended the eight-game winning streak of Now York Knicks as Pascal Siakam scored a career-high of 52-points in the 113-106 victory

Pascal Siakam scored 52 points to help the Toronto Raptors get a win against the New York Knicks’ NBA-leading eight-game winning streak in 113-106 on Wednesday night.

“It’s cool,” Siakam said of posting his first 50-point game at Madison Square Garden. “I’m not a super basketball historian. I didn’t start basketball until a little late, but I know how special this building is, and I think that for me the most important thing is that my team needed every bucket for us to win, which is the most important thing to me.”

Siakam added nine rebounds and seven assists in 41 minutes as Toronto snapped its six-game skid. Fred VanVleet scored 28 points and OG Anunoby had 15 as the Raptors won for the fourth time in 16 road games. It was their first win away from home since Nov. 14.

“We just wanted to get a win,” Siakam said. “For us, it just felt good to get a win, and the most important thing is to build on it.”

RJ Barrett scored 30 points and Julius Randle finished with 30 points and had 13 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley added 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting in his first start of the season.

“I thought Quickley played a really solid game,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “The way he’s shooting the ball, we knew that would come around for him. He’s not hesitating. He’s letting it go.”

Toronto led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter before the Knicks used a 17-5 run to take a one-point lead at 102-101. New York limited Siakam to one field goal in the fourth quarter and held him to nine points in the period.

“It was tough and not unlike a lot of the games we’ve been in here lately,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “We could’ve folded up a couple of times in the second half and kept answering back.”



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