NBA Game Summary - Toronto at New York
(Wednesday, December 8th)
Final Score: New York 113, Toronto 110
New York, NY (Sports Network) - It was the Amare Stoudemire show in the fourth quarter but it was Raymond Felton who made the game-winning three-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining, as the surging New York Knicks snuck past the Toronto Raptors, 113-110, at Madison Square Garden.
Stoudemire ended with 34 points and 14 rebounds and has now tallied 30 or more points in six straight games. The star forward needs one more game like that and he will match the team record of seven straight 30-point efforts set by Willie Naulls from February 22 - March 4, 1962. Stoudemire had 18 points in the fourth.
"Any time you can win the way we have been and play with this type of swagger and enjoy all the camaraderie, it's so much fun," Stoudemire said. "We just want to keep that feeling going."
Felton finished with 28 points and 11 assists for the Knicks, who have won six in a row and 11 of 12 overall. Danilo Gallinari chipped in with 20 points and nine boards for New York, which got 14 points and six rebounds from Wilson Chandler.
Andrea Bargnani made 16-of-24 shots from the field en route to a career-high 41 points for the Raptors, who have lost three straight contests. Bargnani also grabbed seven boards and dished out six assists.
DeMar DeRozan added 19 points and five rebounds, while Jose Calderon tallied 11 points and seven assists in defeat.
Stoudemire's jumper and Landry Fields' layup gave New York a 102-96 lead with 4:39 to play.
Toronto was able to fight back with four straight points to make it a two- point contest. Sonny Weems made a pair of free throws and Amir Johnson made a jumper to cut the gap to 102-100 with 3:22 remaining.
DeRozan made a pair of shots from the charity stripe moments later to make it a 104-104 game. Stoudemire, though, responded with a slam at the other end to put New York in front again. Bargnani made 1-of-2 from the foul line to cut the deficit to 106-105 with 1:42 left.
Stoudemire stayed hot from the field by making a pair of jumpers around a Bargnani layup for a 110-107 lead with 57.3 seconds to go.
The Raptors were called for a five-second violation following a timeout. The Knicks failed to extend their margin when Gallinari missed a three-pointer. Bargnani capitalized for Toronto with a game-tying trey with 28 ticks left.
At the other end of the floor, Felton made a nice move on Calderon to create some distance and fired up a shot from the top of the arc. The ball bounced around the rim multiple times before dropping for a 113-110 lead with 2.7 seconds remaining.
"I think we did a pretty good job," Bargnani said. "What can you say about that shot? There is nothing to say."
Bargnani's 29-footer was way off the mark as time expired.
Toronto held a 32-28 lead after 12 minutes of action, but New York surged ahead in the second quarter to take a 59-57 edge into the locker room.
A back-and-forth third resulted in an 84-84 tie, and the Knicks never led by more than six in the fourth.
New York has won the first three meetings with Toronto this season after losing all four matchups a season ago. The Raptors were unbeaten in their last three trips to Madison Square Garden...Raptors forward Peja Stojakovic sat out with a swollen left knee...Toronto fell to 2-9 away from Air Canada Centre this season...Fields ended with nine points and 10 rebounds.
12/09 02:20:29 ET