The Toronto Raptors succumbed to its first loss at home this regular season on Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. Carmelo Anthony took the lead to guide the Knicks to a 111-109.
Anthony posted 25 points to lift the new-looking Knicks. This is Knicks’ third win on the road after registering a dismal game record last season. The Knicks only won 7 games away from Madison Square Garden last season.
Toronto conceded highest points this season on Tuesday. They dominated the game in the first quarter and sailed to 24-17 lead. The in-form Raptors-side bounced back to reduce the margin in the second quarter.
The Knicks scored 48 percent from the 3-point range, much higher compared to the home team, which only managed to connect 23.5 percent.
The Raptors tied the game at the end of the third quarter, the phase in which they looked threatening and led 33-25. Kyle Lowry posted 23 points and nine rebounds. DeMar DeRozan finished with a season-high 29 points. But this wasn’t enough to prevent Toronto’s second home defeat, as Anthony and Lance Thomas guided the visitors to a 111-109 win. Langston Galloway’s three-pointer with 8:43 remaining finally pulled off the 4th win of the season for the Knicks. Lance Thomas added 17 points to the winners tally.
Toronto conceded 60 points in the first half, the most in a single half this season.