“We let our offense affect us on the defensive end,” Kanter said. “We’re not going to shoot the ball well every night, although the item can’t affect us defensively.”
DeRozan scored 16 inside the second half, as well as Lowry finished with eight rebounds as Toronto won its third straight as well as improved upon to 5-1 at home.
“Those guys are great players,” Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek said of Lowry as well as DeRozan. “When they’re rolling as well as they’re going, all of a sudden the various other guys get open looks.”
Toronto played without two injured starters — forward Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) as well as guard Norman Powell (right hip). Reserve guard Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) also was unavailable.
C.J. Miles scored 14 points for Toronto. Pressed into the starting lineup, second-year forward Pascal Siakam scored 13 points, as well as rookie forward OG Anunoby had 11.
Raptors Coach Dwane Casey was pleased with his team’s defense, especially Siakam’s effort on Porzingis.
“I thought he did as Great a job as you can do against Porzingis, who is usually a very dynamic offensive player,” Casey said.
Porzingis agreed in which Siakam had presented challenges for him.
“He’s long as well as he was able to stab at the ball pretty Great when I was playing inside the post,” Porzingis said. “He did a genuinely Great job of in which.”
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