DeRozan, Lowry score 22 points apiece to lift Raptors to 107-84 win over Knicks
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) celebrates during the second half of his team's 107-84 win over the New York Knicks in NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, November 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Chris Young)
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, November 17, 2017 9:53PM EST
TORONTO - Late in the first half, Kyle Lowry walked the ball up to just past halfcourt, nonchalantly pointed skyward before launching the alley-oop that DeMar DeRozan finished in spectacular fashion.
The Raptors backcourt mates had their way with the New York Knicks on Friday, scoring 22 points apiece in Toronto's 107-84 victory.
Lowry also had 10 assists, CJ Miles finished with 14 points, while Pascal Siakam added 13. Rookie OG Anunoby, in his third career start, chipped in with 11 for the short-handed Raptors (10-5), in their third consecutive win.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis topped the Knicks (8-7) with 13 points each.
In their first game back at the Air Canada Centre after three strong performances on the road, the Raptors controlled most of the game, and led by as many as 22 points in the third quarter, and took a 78-64 advantage into the fourth quarter.
The Knicks capitalized on some sloppy Raptors play to pull to within 10 points in the fourth, but Miles drilled a three-pointer to follow up a three-point play by Lowry, and the Raptors were up 97-78 with 5:22 to play. Back-to-back baskets by Siakam gave Toronto a 23-point cushion with 3:19 to play, and head coach Dwane Casey subbed out his starters soon after.