New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
Rudy Gay took over in the fourth quarter with 16 points, as Toronto maintained a 13-point lead for some time. The Knicks were able to regain the lead briefly in the fourth thanks to some instant offense from J.R. Smith, but Kyle Lowry converted on a tough runner over Tyson Chandler late to take the lead that they'd never relinquish.
The Knicks drop their fourth straight, and and fall to third in the East for the first time since November. They're averaging 15 turnovers during the streak, which is extremely telling since the Knicks turn the ball over the least out of any NBA team.
The Knicks have lost their way, and they'll need to pick it up if they hope to advance deep into the postseason.
The Knicks weren't able to take advantage of a big opportunity against a lesser team Friday, and lost out to the Raptors. Rudy Gay took over in the fourth quarter with 16 points. The Knicks were able to regain the lead briefly in the fourth, but Kyle Lowry converted on a tough runner over Tyson Chandler late to ice the game for Toronto.
The Knicks drop their fourth straight, and and drop to third in the East for the first time since November.
It was an exciting fourth quarter, but the Knicks comeback fell just short. Here are the boxes via NBA.com
Carmelo Anthony squeaks a quick layup in to cut the lead to 2, but nobody defends the Raptors inbounds pass to foul, and the Raptors come out on top.
Melo and Gay both finished with 32. The Knicks lose their 4th consecutive game, and it's a huge loss at the wrong time for New York.
RAPTORS 100, KNICKS 88 — FINAL
Anthony shoots up a desperation, contested three, but it's off. Rebound Gay, he makes one free throw, and it's a two-possession game. The sellout Raps crowd is definitely a factor in this one.
RAPTORS 100, KNICKS 96 — :06.9 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Chandler commits the intentional foul on Gay, and Tyson is gone. Stoudemire will take his place, and Gay makes both.
RAPTORS 97, KNICKS 96 — :21 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Tyson Chandler gets fouled trying to receive an Anthony pass. He goes to the line with a chance to tie it, but splits them
RAPTORS 97, KNICKS 96 — 21.4 SECS LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Lowry's go-ahead bucket came after an ill-advised switch by Felton there. That's been the tale of the Knicks season thus far. Chandler was guarding Lowry off the dribble.
After a bricked Felton three in the final minute, Lowry gets a runner to go. There's 28 seconds remaining.
RAPTORS 97, KNICKS 95 — :28 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
'Melo has 30, and we are tied again.
RAPTORS 95, KNICKS 95 — 1:09 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
JR Smith has 9 in the fourth quarter, and he ties it up. After an array of passes from Knicks unwilling to shoot, Melo does the honors, but chucks an airball. Times's running out, and Gay takes the lead for the Raps.
RAPTORS 95, KNICKS 93 — 1:30 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
A suspect blocking foul on Lowry leads to 2 Anthony free throws. The Toronto lead is 2.
RAPTORS 93, KNICKS 91 — 2:51 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Gay sinks both freebies, and the Knicks cough it up. Gay knocks down another bucket and the lead is back to 4.
RAPTORS 93, KNICKS 89 — 3:21 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Stoudemire splits a pair of free throws, and this one's knotted at 89. Rudy Gay is going to the line for 2.
RAPTORS 89, KNICKS 89 — 3:53 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Good, hard foul on Amar'e Stoudemire. He clobbers Lowry who was en route to a free layup. That's four fouls on STAT.
RAPTORS 89, KNICKS 88 — 4:09 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Gay's magic may have wore off. He misses again on a contested turnaround. We're still tied at 88.
KNICKS 88, RAPTORS 88 — 4:39 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Amir Johnson re-ties the game at 88 with a nice move down low. We're in for an exciting 6 minutes in T-Dot.
KNICKS 88, RAPTORS 88 — 5:56 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
JR Smith is at it again. He scoots under the basket through 3 Raptors and regains the lead for New York. Somehow, the Knicks are winning.
KNICKS 88, RAPTORS 86 — 6:09 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
The Knicks finally get Rudy Gay to miss as the shot clock expires, and JR Smith answers with a quick three to tie it up. The Knicks get a block on the other end, and we're all square in the fourth.
RAPTORS 86, KNICKS 86 — 6:09 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
STAT grabs Melo's airball and puts it in for an easy two. John Lucas follows with a layup. The Knicks need to get back faster on D.
RAPTORS 86, KNICKS 83 — 7:17 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
There's a fan on the court! Prepare for multiple GIFs of him later tonight.
The Felton-to-STAT connection brings the Knicks to within two after a pretty feed under the rim leading to a dunk. Defending will be key in the next few minutes, so we'll see if the Knicks can lock up.
RAPTORS 81, KNICKS 79 — 9:07 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
A clutch Novak three brings the Knicks within four, and they're finally putting a solid streak on both ends.
RAPTORS 81, KNICKS 77 — 9:22 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Tyson Chandler annihilates DeRozan while shooting a long 2. That's his fifth foul.
RAPTORS 81, KNICKS 72 — 10:43 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
Smith does a good job getting to the stripe, and he knocks down the pair. New York is slowly chipping away, but they'll need stops.
RAPTORS 79, KNICKS 72 — 10:55 LEFT IN THE 4TH QUARTER
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