New York 106, Toronto 87

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #14 Ed Malloy, #40 Leon Wood, #76 Steve Anderson
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 24 20 24 19 87
New York 27 26 26 27 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 15-31 7-14 8-17 L2
New York 22-24 14-10 8-14 W4

Recap


KNICKS 106, RAPTORS 87: Amar'e Stoudemire had 22 points and 12 rebounds as host New York improved to 4-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson.

Jeremy Lin added 18 points and 10 assists as the Knicks posted their fourth straight double-digit victory and beat Toronto for the sixth time in seven meetings. New York is averaging 111.0 points during the streak.

Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler scored 17 points apiece as New York pulled within four games of Atlantic Division leader Philadelphia - its opponent Wednesday.

DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and Andrea Bargnani added 15 for the Raptors, who were dominated on the backboards 46-30.

Toronto got as close as eight points in the fourth quarter before the Knicks used an 11-1 surge to boost the advantage to 95-77 with 5 1/2 minutes to play.

Lin's 3-pointer capped a 13-4 spurt that helped New York open a 49-38 edge en route to a 53-44 halftime lead.

The Raptors were within seven points in the third quarter before a 10-2 burst by the Knicks pushed the lead to 67-52 and held a 79-68 edge entering the final 12 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Knicks point guard Baron Davis sat out the game with an ailing right hamstring. He was injured in Friday's win over Indiana. ... Raptors point guard Jose Calderon had 11 points and nine assists in his return to the starting lineup. He had missed five games with a right ankle sprain. Backup point guard Jerryd Bayless left the game with a hip-pointer but later returned. ... Lin had his seventh double-double of the season and second this month.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   New York
DeMar DeRozan 17 Scoring Amar'e Stoudemire 22
Jose Calderon 8 Assists Jeremy Lin 10
Ed Davis 9 Rebounds Amar'e Stoudemire 12
Andrea Bargnani 5 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 6
Jerryd Bayless 2 Steals Carmelo Anthony 3
Solomon Alabi 1 Blocks Tyson Chandler 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 87 47.8 2-13 19-22 15 30 3 4 17
New York 106 48.1 5-16 23-33 23 46 5 12 12

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Knicks have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Raptors have a W/L % of .133 after a win and .419 after a loss.
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