Because the No. 9 pick wasn't able to shoot the free throws, he was, by rule, forced to miss the remainder of the game.
For now, it takes one name off New York's free-agent board for 2019.
Boston went on to beat NY in a thriller with Jayson Tatum giving Boston a 103-100 lead with a pair of free throws with 7.9 seconds remaining after hitting a clutch fadeaway seconds before.
The Raptors, meanwhile, were without Leonard, who helped Toronto start 2-0 by averaging 27.5 points and 11 rebounds in his first two games with the club after arriving in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs. However, Baynes hurt his hamstring and didn't stayed in the locker room at halftime and did not return to the game.
"We are never going to force anything", Lowry said about playing without Leonard, who was rested while his team was in action for the third time in four days.
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NY selected Knox out of Kentucky with the ninth pick in the 2018 draft.
Kyrie Irving's vow to re-sign with the Celtics next summer was a tremendous blow for Knicks fans. That put Toronto back ahead 109-101 with 3 minutes remaining. NY made 12 three-pointers, including five from Tim Hardaway Jr., who led his team with 24 points. He finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Less than a minute later, he made another 3, cutting Washington's deficit to 106-101, then skipping down the court.
They hoped the All-Star point guard would bolt from Boston to NY.
After picking up his fourth four early in the second half, Horford (8 points, 10 rebounds) only ended up playing 23 minutes due to foul trouble. Irving had key baskets and assists down the stretch to turn the tide, despite some poor shooting and disinterested defense throughout the game. "I have every intention to sign back with Boston".
Knox needed to be helped off the floor by a pair of teammates after rolling his ankle while driving to the rim on a fastbreak.