Toronto Raptors recover to beat New York Knicks in overtime

January 17, 2023

On Monday afternoon, the visiting Toronto Raptors upset the New York Knicks 123-121 thanks to O.G. Anunoby, who scored six of his ten points in overtime.


With 2:48 remaining, Anunoby’s second 3-pointer in the extra period gave Toronto a five-point lead. With a jump shot, Jalen Brunson trimmed the advantage to three, but Pascal Siakam produced a dunk and two free throws to increase it to six.


With 32.2 seconds left, RJ Barrett’s free throws and a basket by Julius Randle reduced the deficit to two. In the very last second of overtime, Brunson missed a 3-point try.


For the Raptors, who won in New York for the second time this season, Fred VanVleet scored 33 points. Before fouling out in overtime, Siakam had 20 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists. Gary Trent Jr. had 18 points. Scottie Barnes added 26 points.


Barrett led the Knicks with 32 points, including a slam at the end of regulation to force OT.


Despite Randle’s 21 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists, New York’s three-game winning streak ended. Immanuel Quickley contributed 14 points, Mitchell Robinson 11 points, Quentin Grimes 10 points, and Brunson added 26 points.


In the fourth quarter, the Knicks were in the lead by six points. With 9:04 left in the quarter, Quickley’s two free throws increased the margin to 10 before Toronto mounted a comeback.


VanVleet tied the score with 1:29 remaining after scoring five straight points. With 1:01 remaining, Barnes’ layup and free throw gave Toronto a one-point lead. With 18.8 seconds remaining, Brunson hit one of two free throws while Randle hit one of two to tie the score. With 12.1 seconds left, Barnes sank two free throws to give Toronto a one-point lead.


With 6.6 seconds left, Barnes hit one free shot but missed the other. In the last second of regulation, Barrett slammed home a dunk to tie the game at 110 after taking the rebound for the entire length of the court.


With 6:30 remaining in the second quarter, VanVleet’s 3-pointer gave Toronto a 10-point lead, but the Knicks led 59-56 at the break.


With his third 3-pointer of the game, Quickley gave New York an 87-81 advantage.

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