Raptors rolling in N.Y.

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:50 AM ET

NEW YORK -- With the new boss on Broadway to catch the show, the Raptors' biggest stars delivered five-star performances.

Mike James and Chris Bosh stood tall in front of general manager Bryan Colangelo, leading the surging Raptors to a 114-109 win over the reeling New York Knicks last night at Madison Square Garden.

James, a free agent this summer, gave the Raptors a significant edge in a huge third quarter and then watched Bosh go to work inside in the fourth, scoring 16 points to propel Toronto to its fourth win in the past five games. Bosh finished with 31 points, while James had 37, to go along with a season-high eight rebounds and five assists.

"For three quarters, I played pretty good," James said. "In the fourth quarter, I really didn't do too much, but that's when Chris stepped up his game. When he steps it up, there was no more pressure on me to perform ... When you have two people that are hard to stop, it's definitely a good feeling."

Raptors rookie forward Charlie Villanueva also chipped in in his home town, scoring 15 points, including a key offensive rebound and layup when the Knicks were threatening to come back. And Morris Peterson, who struggled with his offence most of the night, drained a three-pointer to put off another Knicks charge and drew a charge to put it away.

But it was the James and Bosh show for the most part. James was almost unstoppable from long range for three quarters and Bosh was a beast down low in the fourth.

"I wasn't really making shots, but I just kept thinking about it later in the game," Bosh said. "If I shoot it and it doesn't go in, I have to stay with it. I started to get mad a little bit, but I've been through this so many times so I wanted to stay more composed so I could be better down the stretch."

KNICKS' FRYE INJURED

Not only did the Knicks lose the game, they lost their best young player. Knicks guard Nate Robinson knocked Raptors point guard Andre Barrett into Channing Frye and the little Toronto player took the legs out from under the impressive New York forward in an ugly collision in the fourth quarter. Frye had to be helped off the court.

"Nate tripped and I fell right into (Frye's) knee," Barrett said. "I didn't know what happened. All I felt is him land on me and I'm like: 'Man get him off me' and he couldn't get up, so I knew something was wrong with him."


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