The Atlantic's top team will be on the road, when the Toronto Raptors head to Madison Square Garden to play the division rival New York Knicks. The Knicks have not found their stride this season, currently holding a 9-19 record. On the other end, the Raptors are still looking for answers and enter the game with an 11-15 record. This game has a start time of 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by TSN2 and MSG.
After their bad 123-94 loss to the Thunder, the Knicks are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and added 5 rebounds and 2 assists, as he was one of the best players for New York. Meanwhile, the Raptors are coming off a 112-99 loss at the hands of the Spurs. Kyle Lowry accounted for 23 points, as well as 9 assists and 4 rebounds.
Based on each team's statistical profile, ball protection could play an integral role in this matchup. New York commits the fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 12.6%), while Toronto's gambling defense forces the most (opponents' TO% of 28.2%).