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Knicks Vs. Raptors: New York Loses in Toronto, 96-79

The New York Knicks were unable to win their seventh game in a row on Friday night as they fell to the Raptors on the road in Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The Knicks now have a 23-25 record, which puts them in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Raptors avoided losing their fourth in a row on Friday night and are now 16-32, which puts them in 12th place in the conference and in fourth place in the Atlantic division.

The Knicks were led by Amare Stoudemire, who scored 17 points in Toronto. Carmelo Anthony added 12 points while Jeremy Lin was only able to chip in six. Steve Novak also came off the bench to add 15 points. The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozan, who scored 30 points against the Knicks, while Andrea Bargnani scored 21 and Gary Forbes came off the bench to add 19.

Final - 3.23.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
New York Knicks 16 20 17 26 79
Toronto Raptors 25 14 31 26 96

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The Knicks will try to bounce back and hold on to their playoff spot on Saturday at home against the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the Raptors will attempt to build off their win on the road in Chicago against the Bulls on Saturday night as well.

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