Video: Knicks Top Raptors With Strong Fourth-Quarter, Win 9th Straight

The New York Knicks are the hottest team in the NBA and the NBA is a better place because of it. The Knickerbockers took on the Toronto Raptors in a rare afternoon nationally televised game and it was business as usual for Knicks forward Julius Randle.

The league's top secret scored 31 points on 10-17 shooting and the team was able to solidify a strong fourth quarter to pull away from the Raps, winning 120-103.

There's no doubt Randle's play is leading the way in the Big Apple and he's been lighting it up lately, dropping 30 points per game during the team's winning streak. Expect to see Randle win the Most Improved Player award at season's end as he's now averaging over 24 points per game on the season.

The Raptors on the other hand were led by Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby with 27 points apiece as they are trying hard to creep into the back door of the playoff picture.

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