Toronto Raptors 108 - New York Knicks 103
Fields, Walker Make Their CaseBy Ricky Henne, NYKnicks.com
When the final buzzer sounded at the end of the Knicks’ 108-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Montreal Friday night, it didn’t simply signal the end of another game. Instead, it singled the beginning of the new era of Knicks basketball. ... More
Bill Walker was once again an energetic sparkplug off the bench for Head Coach Mike D'Antoni.
Stat Of The GameIn his first start at the professional level, Landry Fields recorded12 points, three boards, one block, one steal and one assist.
Turning PointDown 83-69 to start the fourth quarter, the Knicks out on fire. Ronny Turiaf hit a long jumper, followed by a ferocious Amar'e Stoudemire dunk off a pass from Raymond Felton. After another defensive stop, Bill Walker converted a driving layup to cut the score to 83-75 with 10:23 remaining. Toronto was forced to call time-out, and Knicks Head Coach Mike D'Antoni decided it was time to pull his starters and preserve them for the regular season. With Stoudemire and Felton on the bench, the Knicks were unable to finish the comeback, and eventually went on to suffer their second consecutive road loss.
Quote Of The Game
"Montreal,Canada - You guys are such great fans. The cheers we received were amazing. We love you. Thanks for the support!" -- Amar'e Stoudemire