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Siakam scores career-high 23, Raptors beat Knicks 128-112

TORONTO (AP) A big effort from the bench helped make up for rare off nights by two of the Raptors' biggest scoring threats.

Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Toronto beat the New York Knicks 128-112 on Saturday, improving its league-leading record to 12-1.

Kawhi Leonard scored a season-low 12 points, failing to reach 20 for the second time in nine games. Kyle Lowry scored 10 points, one better than his season worst.

''That was our focus, to really do a job on those two,'' Knicks coach David Fizdale said. ''You've got to pick a poison and their role players really stepped up and made shots.''

OG Anunoby scored 16 points, and Serge Ibaka and Delon Wright each had 12 as the Raptors won their sixth straight home meeting with the Knicks, all of them by 10 points or more.

Toronto, which has won six straight overall, improved to 7-0 at home.

''Everyone is confident, everyone is working hard and just playing the game,'' Siakam said. ''It doesn't matter what night it is, we just want to go out there and play.''

Toronto's 62 bench points were a season high.

''We have one of the deepest teams in the NBA,'' Wright said. ''We can go pretty far into our bench.''

The Raptors' Nick Nurse became the first coach to win 12 of his first 13 games since Lawrence Frank started 13-0 with the New Jersey Nets in 2004.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 27 points and Enes Kanter had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost 16 of their past 19 against the Raptors.

''That's why they're so good,'' Hardaway said of Toronto. ''They have that supporting cast that comes in and they take care of business. It's as simple as that.''

Siakam shot 6 for 7, including a career-best three 3-pointers, and went 8 for 9 at the free-throw line.

Siakam's outburst made up for a quiet night from Leonard, who didn't make his first basket until a layup with 45 seconds to go in the first half. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year shot 2 for 7, missing both of his 3-point attempts.

Toronto led 64-53 at halftime, but New York shaved the gap to three points with a 12-4 run to start the second half. The Knicks closed to within one before the Raptors recovered, outscoring the visitors 30-13 over the final 8:51 of the third to take a 100-82 lead.

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York missed 10 of its first 11 shots from 3-point range and finished 6 for 22 from outside the arc. ... The Knicks have not won in Toronto in exactly three years. They beat the Raptors 111-109 on Nov. 10, 2015.

Raptors: Toronto stated 0 for 6 from the field and turned the ball over on three of its first five possessions. The Raptors had six turnovers in the first. ... Lowry led Toronto with seven assists. ... Leonard went 8 for 10 at the free-throw line.

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX

After missing all six of his field-goal attempts in Wednesday's win at Atlanta, Knicks rookie Kevin Knox shot 4 for 11 and finished with 12 points.

''I thought there were some good minutes for him tonight,'' Fizdale said.

CAREER MILESTONE

Toronto's Danny Green reached 1,000 3-pointers for his career with his third 3 of the game in the third quarter.

''It's awesome,'' Green said. ''It shows I've been playing for a long time. Obviously a lot of that goes to my teammates finding me. It's not like a bunch of plays have been run for me over the years.''

UP NEXT

Knicks: Host Orlando on Sunday night.

Raptors: Host New Orleans on Monday night.

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Key Players
T. Hardaway Jr.
3 G
K. Leonard
2 SF
33.6 Min. Per Game 33.6
26.0 Pts. Per Game 26.0
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
8.0 Reb. Per Game 8.0
42.9 Field Goal % 48.4
40.9 Three Point % 48.7
83.6 Free Throw % 88.3
+ 1 Allonzo Trier made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:11
+ 1 Allonzo Trier made 1st of 2 free throws 0:11
  Personal foul on C.J. Miles 0:11
  Bad pass turnover on Lorenzo Brown, stolen by Allonzo Trier 0:12
+ 1 Mario Hezonja made free throw 0:34
  Shooting foul on OG Anunoby 0:34
+ 2 Mario Hezonja made driving layup 0:34
  Defensive rebound by Mario Hezonja 0:36
  Greg Monroe missed turnaround jump shot 0:41
  Defensive rebound by Lorenzo Brown 0:51
  Kevin Knox missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:54
Team Stats
Points 112 128
Field Goals 44-96 (45.8%) 42-79 (53.2%)
3-Pointers 6-22 (27.3%) 14-35 (40.0%)
Free Throws 18-22 (81.8%) 30-40 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 53 50
Offensive 16 12
Defensive 31 34
Team 6 4
Assists 18 24
Steals 12 8
Blocks 6 4
Turnovers 14 15
Fouls 26 20
Technicals 0 1
27 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Knicks 4-9 25282930112
home team logo Raptors 12-1 25393628128
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 4-9 107.3 PPG 45.4 RPG 18.8 APG
home team logo Raptors 12-1 116.4 PPG 46.4 RPG 24.6 APG
Key Players
T. Hardaway Jr. G 22.9 PPG 3.4 RPG 2.9 APG 42.0 FG%
P. Siakam PF 14.1 PPG 6.5 RPG 2.0 APG 64.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Hardaway Jr. G 27 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
P. Siakam PF 23 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
45.8 FG% 53.2
27.3 3PT FG% 40.0
81.8 FT% 75.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 31 27 4 2 1 0 2 5 11/17 2/6 3/5 0 4 34 -6
D. Dotson 23 11 4 1 1 0 0 2 5/15 1/6 0/0 1 3 18 -8
N. Vonleh 25 6 8 2 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 4/4 1 7 17 -6
F. Ntilikina 24 5 1 4 4 0 2 4 2/8 1/4 0/0 0 1 16 -3
M. Robinson 28 4 5 0 2 3 1 3 2/3 0/0 0/2 2 3 13 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 31 27 4 2 1 0 2 5 11/17 2/6 3/5 0 4 34 -6
D. Dotson 23 11 4 1 1 0 0 2 5/15 1/6 0/0 1 3 18 -8
N. Vonleh 25 6 8 2 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 4/4 1 7 17 -6
F. Ntilikina 24 5 1 4 4 0 2 4 2/8 1/4 0/0 0 1 16 -3
M. Robinson 28 4 5 0 2 3 1 3 2/3 0/0 0/2 2 3 13 +5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Kanter 19 15 15 2 0 0 2 4 5/14 0/0 5/5 9 6 32 -21
M. Hezonja 21 13 5 1 0 0 3 2 6/8 0/0 1/1 0 5 17 -8
E. Mudiay 22 12 2 2 2 1 2 1 6/11 0/1 0/0 1 1 19 -11
K. Knox 24 12 2 1 0 1 0 3 4/11 2/4 2/2 1 1 17 -6
A. Trier 17 7 1 3 2 1 1 1 2/6 0/1 3/3 1 0 16 -16
C. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Burke - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 112 47 18 12 6 14 26 44/96 6/22 18/22 16 31 199 -80
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. Siakam 28 23 3 2 0 0 2 3 6/7 3/4 8/9 1 2 28 +8
S. Ibaka 25 12 8 1 0 0 0 3 5/11 1/2 1/2 0 8 22 +3
K. Leonard 23 12 7 3 1 0 3 0 2/7 0/2 8/10 2 5 23 +8
K. Lowry 26 10 2 8 0 0 0 1 3/6 1/4 3/3 0 2 28 +6
D. Green 21 9 3 0 3 0 4 1 3/7 3/7 0/0 2 1 11 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. Siakam 28 23 3 2 0 0 2 3 6/7 3/4 8/9 1 2 28 +8
S. Ibaka 25 12 8 1 0 0 0 3 5/11 1/2 1/2 0 8 22 +3
K. Leonard 23 12 7 3 1 0 3 0 2/7 0/2 8/10 2 5 23 +8
K. Lowry 26 10 2 8 0 0 0 1 3/6 1/4 3/3 0 2 28 +6
D. Green 21 9 3 0 3 0 4 1 3/7 3/7 0/0 2 1 11 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Valanciunas 20 19 10 1 1 1 1 3 6/8 1/1 6/10 3 7 32 +18
O. Anunoby 24 16 2 0 0 1 1 2 7/10 1/4 1/2 1 1 18 +8
D. Wright 24 12 5 3 1 1 1 0 4/6 2/3 2/2 1 4 24 +14
F. VanVleet 22 7 4 4 0 0 1 3 3/7 1/3 0/0 1 3 18 +14
C. Miles 18 6 1 2 2 1 1 4 2/8 1/5 1/2 1 0 13 +3
L. Brown 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -2
G. Monroe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
N. Powell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 128 46 24 8 4 15 20 42/79 14/35 30/40 12 34 219 +80