Sam SpiegelmanTonight and 7:00 p.m., the New York Knicks will face the Toronto Raptors for the second time this pre-season, again in Canada where it is presumed Andrea Bargnani will not receive the warmest of welcome backs.
The Knicks (2-2) starting lineup will be Carmelo Anthony (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Tyson Chandler (C), Raymond Felton (G) and Iman Shumpert (G).
Pablo Prigoni is questionable, as the guard deals with a minor illness. Amar’e Stoudemire, Jeremy Tyler and J.R. Smith will not be available.
When these two teams matched up 10 days ago, the Raptors (4-1) beat the Knicks, 100-91, in the Air Canada Centre. Anthony led all scorers with 24 points, but it was not enough as DeMar Derozan dropped 20 and Rudy Gay added 17-6.