Raptors post convincing win over Knicks

Raptors' Kyle Lowry gets around Beno Udruh of the Knicks on Saturday night at the Air Canada...

Raptors' Kyle Lowry gets around Beno Udruh of the Knicks on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 PM ET

TORONTO - Right before our very eyes, the Raptors are growing up.

In the past this team has seemed to run from success when given the opportunity.

Maybe it is just a case of the Knicks being that woeful, but for the second night in a row, with the opportunity to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the Atlantic Division, the Raptors stepped up and met the challenge.

Obviously not having Carmelo Anthony in the lineup made the Knicks a much easier target, but we’ve seen this Raptors team play down to its competition before.

Not on this night.

Oh, there were some nervous moments down the stretch, but they never let the lead get away.

Toure Murry certainly helped the Toronto cause when he reached out and grabbed Kyle Lowry by the foot. The fact that he did this from his backside made it a call everyone in the sold out Air Canada Centre could have made.


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