Following a last-second game-winner against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, the Toronto Raptors came right back and beat one of the East's best on Wednesday night, defeating the New York Knicks 92-88.
The Knicks looked sluggish heading into the All-Star break, shooting just 35 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc.
Carmelo Anthony submitted one of his worst performances of the season, going just 5-of-24 from the field for a total of 12 points. Melo did add 12 rebounds, but his poor shooting was a big reason for the Knicks' loss on Wednesday night.
Anthony wasn't the only one who couldn't find his rhythm, as Rudy Gay went 4-of-21 from the field to finish with 11 points.
As a team, Toronto shot 42 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point territory, which was ultimately the difference in this game.
DeMar DeRozan netted 20 points to go with four boards and three assists while Kyle Lowry chipped in 12 points.
A big turning point in this one was the third quarter, when the Raptors outscored the Knicks 28-18.
Despite out-rebounding the Raptors by nearly 20 boards, New York's dismal shooting ultimately doomed it on Wednesday night.
It certainly wasn't a pretty night for the Knicks, who will now have a week to digest this tough loss.
Player of the Game: Alan Anderson
Anderson came off the bench on Wednesday night to provide a much-needed spark to Toronto's offense.
Anderson scored a team-high 22 points in 30 minutes, going 6-of-7 from downtown while shooting 8-of-12 overall on the night.
Up Next for Raptors
Toronto will ride this four-game win streak into the All-Star break and gear up to travel to Washington, where it'll meet the Wizards on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. ET.
Up Next for Knicks
Riding a two-game losing streak, New York will look to All-Star weekend to rest before it travels to Indiana to take on a solid Pacers team on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. ET.
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