Saturday , Mar , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – March 6

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – March 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors fell to the New York Knicks, 109-103,
on Friday at Air Canada Centre. Vince Carter scored 32 points and handed out
nine assists for the Raptors, who have dropped two straight contests. Donyell
Marshall chipped in 19 points and 11 rebounds and Chris Bosh netted 17 in the
loss.

New York trailed by one after three quarters, but rallied to claim a 97-94
edge with just over five minutes left in the game. The Raptors did tie the
game at 97 apiece, but the Knicks then used a 7-0 spurt, culminated by Allan
Houston’s three-pointer, to widen the gap to 104-97 with 2:54 remaining.

The Raptors could not get any closer than five points the rest of the game.

Before Friday’s contest with the Knicks, Toronto signed veteran guard Rod
Strickland for the remainder of the season.

Carter has averaged 25 points, 3.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists in his last three
games.

The Raptors are off until Sunday when they host Baron Davis and the New
Orleans Hornets. The teams have split a pair of games this season, as each
club picked up a win on the road. Toronto and the Hornets will also play on
March 21st at New Orleans.

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