Stoudemire, Lin keep Knicks perfect
Amar’e Stoudemire had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the host New York Knicks improved to a perfect 4-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson with a 106-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
Jeremy Lin added 18 points and 18 assists as the Knicks posted their fourth straight double-digit victory and beat Toronto for the sixth time in seven meetings. New York is averaging 111.0 points during the streak.
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler scored 17 points apiece and New York pulled within four games of Atlantic Division leader Philadelphia – its opponent on Wednesday night.
DeMar DeRozan had 17 points and Andrea Bargnani added 15 for the Raptors, who were dominated on the backboards 46-30.