Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Kyle Lowry had 32 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and Terrence Ross made seven 3-pointers in scoring 23 to lead the Toronto Raptors over New York 115-100 Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors.
Lowry started with nine points and DeRozan had seven as the Raptors took a 26-22 lead after the first quarter .
It was Ross’ turn to sizzle in the second, scoring 11 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Raptors used an 18-5 run to lead 57-44 at halftime.
Ross hit three more 3-pointers in the third while Lowry had eight points as the Raptors took an 85-71 advantage into the fourth.
The Raptors were up 100-86 with 5:49 left following two free throws by Lowry, but J.R. Smith scored five points and Stoudemire had a dunk to cut it to 101-93 with 4:12 remaining.
Lowry made two free throws and then hit the Raptor’s 14th 3-pointer to get a 106-95 advantage over the Knicks with 3:13 left.
Amar’e Stoudemire 23 points and Tyson Chandler had 16 for the Knicks.