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TORONTO 3 - NEW YORK 2
Eastern Conference Best-of-Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Knicks 92, Raptors 85 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Raptors 94, Knicks 74 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Knicks 97, Raptors 89 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
Raptors 100, Knicks 93 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 5:
Raptors 93, Knicks 89 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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After the Raptors fell behind 2-1 in their best-of-five series with the Knicks, a challenge was put to Vince Carter to play like the superstar that he is and lead his team to victory. Friday night, Carter answered that call with 27 points to carry Toronto to a 93-89 series-ending win. Latrell Sprewell scored 29 points to lead a Knicks squad hampered toward the finish by foul trouble and poor outside shooting. Toronto now faces the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference Semifinal.
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Carter feeds Jerome Williams for the stuff: 918k avi | QuickTime
Kurt Thomas and Glen Rice always believed they could produce if given the chance. Luckily for the Knicks, who were led to a Game 3 win by Thomas and Rice, the two teammates knew what they were talking about.

On the off day before Game 4 against the Knicks, Raptors forward Jerome Williams pulled up his long black socks and talked about getting his groove on in answers to fan e-mails.
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VIDEO

Lenny Wilkins says his team's defensive effort down the stretch made the difference.
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Jeff Van Gundy credits Vince Carter for his play late in the game.
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FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

NBA fans, as well as Knicks defenders, are quickly realizing the brontosaurus-sized skills of Raptors point guard Alvin Williams.

Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the Knicks and the Raptors.

The Knicks swept the Raptors in the playoffs last year, but Toronto has improved and don't look for Vince Carter to be absent twice. NBA.com analyst Chris Ford previews the first-round series.
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The Knicks' current postseason streak began with a rookie point guard named Mark Jackson running the offense. Thirteen years later, Jackson has come full circle and returned to his native New York.

All teams want a Shaq-size player in the middle, but some are finding that those Lilliputian 6-10, 6-11 centers aren't such a bad fit after all. From Jermaine O'Neal to Antonio Davis, Hoop magazine covers the trend that has teams leaning on "little" big men.

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    Antonio Davis and Vince Carter
    Antonio Davis embraces Vince Carter following Toronto's upset win on Friday.
    Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE Photos