New York, NY- Knicks 110, Raptors 84Carmelo Anthony was in his rare form with a dominating effort scoring 28 points to lead the New York Knicks over the Toronto Raptors 110-84, last night at Madison Square Garden. The strange player wearing number 3, that of former Knick John Starks, was Kenyon Martin, who put up another strong stat line for the New York. Martin scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while shooting 7-11 from the field.
The Knicks stretched what was a five point game to a 12 point game at the half with a 9-2 run. They never looked back after that and the contest was never even close. The Raptors were playing with out Rudy Gay, who sat out the game with back spasms and left the previous contest in the second quarter.
The Knicks now lead the Indiana Pacers in the race for the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Los Angeles, CA- Clippers 101, Nets 95 For the life of many Brooklyn Nets fans, no one can figure this team out. The Nets continue to show us why no one believes that they will not only not win in the playoffs but also win the Atlantic Division, in which the Knicks tried to hand to them over a week ago.
With the score tied at 90, Chris Paul hit a jump shot and in just seconds later Jamal Crawford stole a pass from Deron Williams for an easy dunk which made it a 4 point game with 48 seconds left. After the Nets scored on their next possession Chris Paul then hit an layup to go along with a foul call on Deron Williams and sank the free throw that essentially iced the game.
The Nets play in Phoenix tonight and remain 2 and a half games behind the New York Knicks for the Atlantic Division.
In other scores:
Pistons 92, Bobcats 91
Bulls 87, Pacers 84
Grizzlies 110, Celtics 106
Nuggets 101, Kings 95
Warriors 101, Wizards 92
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