Toronto 96, New York 79

Date - Friday, March 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #24 Mike Callahan, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 19800

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 16 20 17 26 79
Toronto 25 14 31 26 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Toronto 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


RAPTORS 96, KNICKS 79: DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his game-high 30 points in the third quarter as host Toronto halted New York's five-game winning streak.

DeRozan tallied eight early points in the decisive quarter, and he added back-to-back jumpers later in the frame as Toronto (16-32) overcame a sluggish first half to avenge a one-sided loss to the Knicks (23-25) earlier in the week.

Andrea Bargnani added 21 points for the Raptors, his best showing in nine games since returning from a serious calf injury. The former No. 1 overall pick added seven boards for Toronto, which outrebounded New York 46-39.

Amar'e Stoudemire led the way with 17 points for the Knicks, who fell for the first time under interim head coach Mike Woodson.

The teams combined to make just 31 of their 90 shots in an ugly opening half that saw the Raptors seize a 39-36 advantage. Toronto hit eight of 10 shots during one stretch in the third, and a DeRozan layup to end the quarter gave the Raptors a 70-53 advantage entering the fourth.

New York closed to within 12 early in the final quarter but couldn't get closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Raptors waived veteran forward Rasual Butler prior to the game. Butler averaged 3.2 points in just over 13 minutes while appearing in 34 games with Toronto. ... Raptors PG Jose Calderon missed all 10 of his field-goal attempts and is 3 for 20 over his last two games. ... The teams combined to make just six of 41 attempts from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

New York   Toronto
Amar'e Stoudemire 17 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 30
Baron Davis 8 Assists Jose Calderon 10
Tyson Chandler 11 Rebounds Andrea Bargnani 7
Amar'e Stoudemire 5 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 8
Carmelo Anthony 2 Steals Jose Calderon 2
Tyson Chandler 2 Blocks Amir Johnson 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 79 37.6 5-28 10-18 22 39 6 8 22
Toronto 96 45.8 1-13 19-26 22 46 6 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Raptors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Knicks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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