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Gay scores 32 as Raptors top Knicks


February 23. 2013 2:48PM
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TORONTO — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 32 points, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat New York 100-98 on Friday night, handing the slumping Knicks their season-worst fourth straight loss.


Kyle Lowry scored 15, Amir Johnson had 12 and John Lucas 10 as the Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games.


Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and J.R. Smith added 19 for the Knicks, winless since beating Minnesota on Feb. 8.


Amare Stoudemire scored 14 points and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York, which rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead with 6:11 left. Trailing 79-70 to begin the fourth, New York scored nine of the next 11 points. Toronto called a timeout after Stoudemire’s dunk cut it to 81-79 with 9:09 left.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taj Gibson scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats.


With Jordan looking on from the end of the Bobcats’ bench, the Bulls jumped out to a 38-19 lead midway through the second quarter and never looked back.




INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 15 and the surging Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons.




WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards put on one of their best offensive shows of the season, putting seven players in double figures while taking down another contending team with a win over the Denver Nuggets.




ATLANTA — Al Horford led Atlanta’s balanced scoring with 24 points and the Hawks overcame a slow start to beat the Sacramento Kings.


Jeff Teague had 20 points and 12 assists, Josh Smith added 18 points and DeShawn Stevenson had 17 for Atlanta, which put six players in double figures.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 14 boards, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the short-handed Orlando Magic for their sixth straight victory.




NEW YORK — James Harden and Carlos Delfino each scored 22 points, and the Houston Rockets tied their longest winning streak against any opponent by beating the Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time.


Houston blew most of a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter before Delfino hit a big 3-pointer with 1:54 left. He later made another jumper before Harden followed with a 3-pointer to put it away.



NEW ORLEANS — Vince Carter capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer that gave Dallas the lead with 6.5 seconds left, and the Mavericks held on for their third straight victory.



OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves.




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