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Raptors 128, Knicks 92: Scenes from *faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart*


NBA: New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


Few basketball observers gave the New York Knicks much of a chance going into Monday night’s game in Toronto, even if the Raptors were resting Kawhi Leonard. But, damn, did the ‘Bockers ever poop all over the floor of the Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors jumped out to an early 10-point lead, closed the first half on a run to push their lead to 19, and started the third quarter on a 10-0 run. From there it was some serious garbage time. At least New York kept the deficit (slightly) below 40.

Mitchell Robinson’s performance kind of sums up the Knicks’ night. The young stud center fouled out in only 14 minutes of playing time. He did, however, picked up 3 blocks. He also tied Patrick Ewing’s franchise rookie record for consecutive games with at least one block.

Sunday’s hero, Mario Hezonja, had a sweet dunk, but then the ref called a technical foul for hanging on the rim. Yes, it was that kind of night.

Sure, the Knicks were playing the second night of a back-to-back, and just came off an emotional win on Sunday, but there is no good excuse for this kind of performance, even from the worst team in the league.

Recap to come tomorrow morning. Let’s all relax tonight.