It's the first loss by the New York Knicks under Mike Woodson, which was going to happen eventually.  The Raptors deal the first blow with a 96-79 win.

The Knicks were outplayed by the Raptors in both the first and third quarters of their Friday night game in Toronto.  New York was riding high on a five game win streak after beating first place Philadelphia, but it was one of the worst in the East that would end their impressive run.

DeMar DeRozen went off for the Raptors, scoring 30 points.  Andrea Bargnani would add 21.  The only Knick close to those numbers was Amare Stoudemire who had 17 on the night.  Steve Novak was the next highest scorer for New York with 15.  An over all disappointing night for Jeremy Lin, who scored just 6 and Carmelo Anthony had only 12.

Turnovers seemed to be problematic for NY again as they gave the ball up 22 times.  They were just 5 of 28 from three point range, and over all they shpt just 37%.  The Knicks travel back home now for a Saturday game against Detroit.