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Venue TV TIME Madison Square Garden, New York, NY abc, MSG 7:30 PM EST
New York Knicks
Toronto Raptors Carmelo Anthony - Sprained Left Ankle (QUEST) Metta World Peace - Sore Left Knee (DOUBT) Pablo Prigioni - Hairline fracture of right great toe (OUT) Raymond Felton - Sore Left Hamstring (QUEST)
Today in Knicks history
December 27, 1967 Red Holzman is named head coach, replacing Dick McGuire (the two exchange positions, with McGuire named head scout). Knicks lose 114-105 to Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden in McGuire’s final game.
March 23, 2013 New York, behind a season-high tying 38 points in the second quarter, swept the home-and-home, back-to-back, with the Toronto Raptors with a convincing 110-84 victory at Madison Square Garden. New York was led by Carmelo Anthony’s team high 28 points (10-10 FT) and team high eight rebounds over 30 minutes. Kenyon Martin posted 18 points and seven rebounds over 27 minutes. This is Martin’s second straight game scoring 15+ points with at least seven rebounds. J.R. Smith came off the bench to record 25 points on 9-16 shooting and five rebounds over 31 minutes. Chris Copeland added 12 points. Toronto was paced by DeMar DeRozan’s 17 points, three rebounds and three assists over 38 minutes. Kyle Lowery added 14 points and four assists over 32 minutes. Alan Anderson provided 14 points off the bench. Toronto cut the New York lead to 40-35 with 2:21 left to play in the second quarter before New York ended the first half with a 9-2 run highlighted by a Martin layup and one with :07.0 left to play. New York continued that momentum in the second half as they never saw its lead dip below double-digits, as the New York Knicks cruised to a 110-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors at the Garden to continue its four-game winning streak. March 22, 2013 New York, behind a strong defensive second quarter where they held the Raptors to 15 points on 5-20 shooting (.250), took a 50-37advantage at the half and never relinquished the lead as they cruised to a 99-94 victory over the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. New York was led by Carmelo Anthony’s 37 points and six rebounds over 43 minutes. Kenyon Martin, had its best game as a Knick, posted 19 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double since joining the Knicks over 36 minutes. J.R. Smith added 14 points off the bench. New York held off a late surge from the Toronto Raptors as they trimmed the Knick lead to 97-94 with :12.5 second remaining but strong defense and a free throw apiece from Kidd and Anthony closed the door on a 99-94 victory for the New York Knicks over the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.