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Gay, Raptors edge slumping Kicks

9:59 PM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rudy Gay scored 26 of his season-high 32 points during the second half in his most prolific performance in a Toronto uniform, and the Raptors hung on down the stretch for a 100-98 victory over the sputtering New York Knicks at Air Canada Centre.

DeMar DeRozan chipped in 18 points and Kyle Lowry had 15 along with seven assists for the resurgent Raptors, who are winners in six of their last seven outings and are 7-3 since acquiring Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 30.

Carmelo Anthony matched Gay with a 32-point effort and helped rally the Knicks back from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to grab a two-point lead with six minutes to go, but Lowry hit a clutch jumper with 28 seconds left to snap a 95-95 tie and the Raptors held on.

The defeat was New York's fourth in a row, its longest losing streak since a six-game skid last March that triggered the dismissal of then-head coach Mike D'Antoni.

J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire finished with 19 and 14 points, respectively, for the Knicks.

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