Toronto thumps New York to sweep home-and-home
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Lowry donated his second straight double-double as the Toronto Raptors rolled to a 115-100 victory over the New York Knicks to take both games of a home-and-home.
Lowry followed his 15-point, 11-assist performance in a Toronto win at Madison Square Garden on Friday with a season-high 32 points, 11 helpers and eight rebounds. Lowry has at least six assists in 20 straight games.
Terrence Ross made seven triples and scored 23 points for the Raptors, who have won six of eight overall. DeMar DeRozan added 20 while Jonas Valanciunas grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
Amar'e Stoudemire paced New York with 23 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Tyson Chandler netted 16 and J.R. Smith totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Knicks dropped their fourth game in their last five.
Carmelo Anthony missed his third straight tilt with a sprained ankle. The Knicks' leading scorer is expected to join the team after the New Year in San Antonio.
12/28 21:46:51 ET