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The New York Knicks star RJ Barrett hopes on Sunday at Toronto to be assigned again to guard Scottie Barnes, the 2021-22 Rookie of the Year who netted 26 points on Monday. Barrett added they were high-school rivals in Florida when he played for Montverde Academy.

“That’s what I want,” Barrett said. “He had a good game [Monday]. Rookie of the Year. Good player. I’m not taking anything away from him. But he got to guard me, too.”