After sweeping a four-game Western road trip for the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors returned home on Saturday. The Raptors showed little effects from their road trip, quickly taking care of business against the Knicks. The win helped the Raptors improve to an NBA-best 12-1 record to start the year.
New Orleans Pelicans
After some injuries and sluggish play from Anthony Davis to start November, Davis looks excellent, averaging 29.0 points his last two games. Davis also made all 12 of his free throws in the New Orleans Pelicans 20-point win over the Suns on Saturday (impressive for Davis who was making only 71.4% before the game).
The Pelicans have struggled against the Toronto Raptors during the Anthony Davis era. The Pelicans have lost six straight to Toronto. While Davis is a matchup nightmare for most teams in the NBA, the Raptors have done an outstanding job defending the MVP candidate. Davis averaged only 15.4 points against the Toronto Raptors, the lowest total against any team (for reference, Atlanta is second at 19.8 points per game).