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Knicks Fall Prey to Raptors



    Knicks Fall Prey to Raptors
    Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dunks against the Knicks in Sunday's match-up.

    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Tyler Hansbrough added a season-high 18 and the Toronto Raptors won for the third time in four games, beating the New York Knicks 106-89 on Sunday afternoon.

    Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Lou Williams scored 13 and Greivis Vasquez had 12.

    Lance Thomas scored 24 points and former Raptor Andrea Bargnani had 16 for the Knicks, who dropped their third straight and lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

    Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry, who dressed but did not play in Friday's loss at Chicago, was inactive because of a sore back suffered in a fall against Minnesota last Wednesday. Vasquez made his second straight start in Lowry's place.

    New York guard Alexey Shved, who came in averaging 22.0 points in his previous three games, suffered bruised ribs in a collision with Toronto's James Johnson in the first half and was unable to return. Shane Larkin replaced Shved to start the third quarter. Shved finished with nine points in 17 minutes.

    The Knicks also lost rookie Travis Wear to a sore back in the fourth.

    Leading 78-72, Toronto put the game away with a 12-0 run early in the final quarter.