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Raptors 126, Knicks 98: Scenes from a game to help clear your stomach for Thanksgiving

It was gross. Again.

New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

The Knicks are back!

Wait, no, that’s not right.

The Knicks are bad! Yes, that feels correct.

Although, I guess the Knicks being “back” would imply that they’re “bad,” since the Knicks have been mostly bad this season but had a decent outing against the Brooklyn Nets their last time out.

Oh, yeah, anyway... the Knicks lost 126-98 to the Raptors tonight. This particular blogger and podcaster tuned out about halfway through the third quarter, but you’d be fully excused if you checked out and went drinking with your high school friends well before that.

It wasn’t bad the whole time though! The Knicks did actually finish the first quarter ahead 29-21 and led by as much as 11. Unfortunately, there were three other quarters to play, and the Knicks got absolutely shelled in those, including a 37-17 disaster of a second quarter. The Raptors made 21 of 41 3-pointers if you’re looking for an explanation.

Let’s get some positives out in the open real quick. RJ Barrett went home to Canada, and even though he shot a pretty ghastly 5-17, he had 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Julius Randle had a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds...

...but still did many of the things that make you unhappy with him as a player.

Mitchell Robinson did a few Mitchell Robinson things, and most importantly, managed to only notch two fouls in 31 minutes to go with his eight points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block.

Oh, and if this had gone down, it probably would’ve been the dunk of the year so far for the Knicks just based on how unexpected it was (or maybe second-best behind if Frank had been able to finish that dunk on Porzingis):

Pascal Siakam is really good and was everywhere and nowhere all at once and scored about 5,000 points.

Frank Ntilikina played alright but looked hampered by his tweaked groin. Everyone else mostly looked bad, except Iggy Brazdeikis, who can only look good in my eyes.

(To be fair, I actually thought Bobby Portis had a pretty decent game as well.)

That’s all I can muster. No recap, because really, would anyone even wanna read that? I certainly wouldn’t. I didn’t even want to write this! (Marking today’s date so I can remember when this season really began to break me. Only 18 games in!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful turkey day <3.