The Toronto Raptors returned home Saturday night for the second game of a home-and-home against the New York Knicks. The Raptors swept the weekend battle, winning 95-83 in New York on Friday and 115-100 at home on Saturday. The Raptors move to 13-15 on the season and have now won six of their last eight games. They lead the Atlantic Division by one game over the Boston Celtics. The Knicks fall to 9-21 on the season, five games back of the Raptors.
Points By Quarter
Here are some notes from the game:
- Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 32 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Lowry was 4-7 from behind the arc and 8-10 from the free throw line. He now has six or more assists in 20 straight games.
- Terrence Ross had a career night for the Raptors, going 7-11 from downtown. Ross scored 24 points on the night and added four rebounds.
- DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Amir Johnson had eight points and eight rebounds for the Raptors.
- Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani made his regular season debut against his former team. Bargnani played just over 17 minutes scoring 12 points on 5-11 shooting. He also had three rebounds. Bargnani received a plethora of boos from a sold-out Air Canada Center.
- Amare Stoudemire led the Knicks with 23 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 12 points while Toure Murry added 11 points and six assists.
- Knicks guard J.R. Smith scored 13 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists.
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