Siakam nets 52 as Raptors halt Knicks' win streak

by Gordon Dixon - Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 52 points and the Raptors snapped the Knicks' NBA-leading eight-game winning streak Wednesday night.

Pascal Siakam scores 52 as Raptors end Knicks' 8-game win streak 10:44 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK -- Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 52 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped the New York Knicks ' NBA-leading eight-game winning streak 113-106 Wednesday night. Siakam added nine rebounds and seven assists in 41 minutes as Toronto snapped its six-game skid. Fred VanVleet scored 28 points and OG Anunoby had 15 as the Raptors won for the fourth time in 16 road games. It was their first win away from home since Nov. 14. RJ Barrett scored with 30 points and Julius Randle finished with 30 points and had 13 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley added 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting in his first start of the season. Toronto led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter before the Knicks used a 17-5 run to take a one-point lead at 102-101. New York limited Siakam to one field goal in the fourth quarter and held him to nine points in the period. Raptors forward Pascal Siakam reacts after surpassing 50 points for the first time in his career Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. John Munson/AP But VanVleet picked up the slack for Toronto, hitting two 3-pointers and scoring 10 points. Toronto closed the game on a 12-5 run. The Knicks had allowed an average of 98 points during their win streak, but no answer for Siakam, who nearly matched his career high (44 points, done three times) by scoring 43 in three quarters. Siakam had 34 points total in the second and third quarters, including Toronto's final 17 points over a seven-minute span in the third. Siakam scored 26 in the first half, including eight during an 11-0 run in the second quarter that turned a one-point game to a double-digit Toronto lead. Siakam had 17 of the Raptors' 35 points in the second, and Anunoby had seven of his 11 in the second. Most Points In Raptors Franchise History Date Points Raptor Opponent Feb. 2, 2021 54 Fred VanVleet at Magic Dec. 21, 2022 52 Pascal Siakam at Knicks Jan. 1, 2018 52 DeMar DeRozan vs Bucks Feb. 27, 2000 51 Vince Carter vs Suns Jan. 25, 2014 51 Terrance Rose vs Clippers Siakam's 52 points -- tied for the second most in a game in Raptors history -- was the most by an opposing player at Madison Square Garden since James Harden had 61 in 2019. Siakam was coming off a 38-point performance in a 104-101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Monday; he is the first player in Raptors history to average 45 points over a two-game span. Barrett kept New York in the game by scoring 19 points in the first half. Despite shooting 53% in the first half, the Knicks had 11 turnovers and trailed by as many as 14 in the first period and by 10 at halftime. But New York stormed out of the gate in the third quarter, taking the lead with a 13-2 run that was keyed by Quickley's two 3-pointers. ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.