The Knicks (2-3) were seconds away from avenging an earlier loss to the Raptors, but a clutch shot by Terrence Ross and a strong second-overtime performance helped the Raptors (5-1) outlast the Knicks, 123-120.
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Metta World Peace led the Knicks bench with 16 points. His first 10 points came in the span of nine minutes, including two 3-pointers.
The Knicks shot almost 42 percent from the field, 39percent from 3-point range. They allowed 52 points in the paint.
Terrence Ross’ 3-pointer tied it for Toronto and sent the game into double overtime, where the Knicks were outscored 10-7.
Sam SpiegelmanToronto won its second showdown with New York, but needed two extra periods to do so.
Terrence Ross sent the game into double overtime and finished with a game-high 27 points off the bench. DeMar DeRozan had another great outing against the Knicks, scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Rudy Gay added another 19.
Udrih led the Knicks with 19 points, shooting 7-for-13 and 2-of-5 from deep. He also grabbed four boards and had a team-high 7 assists. It’s encouraging to see the veteran point guard step up, especially late in games. He’s showing he can and wants to be a go-to guy late in the game for the Knicks.
It was promising to see of all the Knicks’ scorers, World Peace led the way with 16 points. World Peace came to New York to have a larger role offensively than he did with the Lakers; perhaps he was showing coach Mike Woodson why he deserves those minutes.
Off the bench World Peace dropped 10 points, including two from deep, in nine minutes. He finished 6-of-14 (4-5 from deep) and grabbed six boards.
Not only was that a positive, but Carmelo Anthony grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. ‘Melo is often criticized for his not being a tough rebounder. Eight is nothing to be wowed at, but it’s still impressive to see him make an effort on that side of the ball.
Andrea Bargnani dropped 13 points and had four boards against his former club. The newest Knicks forward shot 33 percent from the field and missed his lone 3-point attempt of the night.
An interesting player was Toure’ Murry, who in addition to making a highlight-reel fadeaway shot had a pretty all-around impressive outing. He scored 12 points, grabbed four boards and added two assists in 34 minutes.
In a team-high 39 minutes played, rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and recorded six boards. He shot 25 percent from the field and 50 percent from downtown. His 16 field-goal attempts were a team-high.
In total, the Knicks forced the Raptors into 15 turnovers and blocked seven shots.
The Knicks, however, also the turned the rock over 15 times and only had 19 assists. This team needs to have better ball movement. New York was also out-rebounded 43-37.
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