Tuesday , Jan , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 20

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors were defeated by the New York
Knicks, 90-79, on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Jalen Rose led the Raptors with 22 points. Toronto played without forward
Vince Carter, who was sidelined with a right quadriceps injury. Donyell
Marshall added 21 points, while hauling in 15 rebounds in the loss. Chris Bosh
contributed 18 points for the Raptors.

The Knicks scored nine straight points to open the fourth quarter. Allan
Houston ended the run with a long three-pointer that staked New York to a
75-61 cushion with under 11 minutes to play.

Toronto would get within seven points after a Morris Peterson jumper with
under two minutes remaining in the game made it 84-77. However, the Raptors
would not get any closer.

Rose, who saw 40 minutes of action against the Knicks, has played at least 40
minutes in five straight games.

The Raptors are off until Wednesday when they host Kevin Garnett and the
Minnesota Timberwolves, who defeated Toronto, 73-56, on November 1, 2003 at
the Target Center.