Raptors upend Knicks

Toronto's Andrea Bargnani shoots over New York's Tyson Chandler. Bargnani had 21 points in the win.

NEW YORK — Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points, and the Toronto Raptors held onto a big lead this time, beating the New York Knicks 90-85 on Monday night.


Jose Calderon added nine points and 12 assists for the Raptors, who blew a 16-point lead Sunday in Orlando before losing 102-96. They opened a 17-point advantage at halftime in this one thanks to the Knicks’ inept second quarter, then held on to snap a three-game losing streak.

Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks, who played their second game in a row without Amare Stoudemire, who has a sprained left ankle.



In Boston, Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Boston won for the second consecutive night over Washington.

Paul Pierce had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics (3-3), who pulled to .500 after losing their first three games of the season. Rookie Greg Stiemsma, making his first start, had 13 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Brandon Bass scored 12.



In Auburn Hills, Mich., Ben Gordon scored 26 points, and Detroit overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando.

Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won two in a row after losing their first three games of the season.



In Phoenix, Steve Nash scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and rookie Markieff Morris added 16 points, helping Phoenix beat Golden State.

Jared Dudley had 15 points, and Channing Frye and Shannon Brown added 10 each for the Suns, who have won two of three overall and six in a row against the Warriors. Phoenix has not lost to Golden State at home since March 8, 2005, a 13-game stretch.



In Newark, N.J., Paul George scored 21 points and Indiana shot a season-high 52.6 percent in posting a win over skidding New Jersey.

Danny Granger added 15 points and David West scored 13 as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five games and sent the Nets to their fifth consecutive loss.



In Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Minnesota to its second win in a row, over a San Antonio team which lost star guard Manu Ginobili to a broken left hand.

Luke Ridnour had 19 points and nine assists and Wes Johnson broke out of a shooting slump with 14 points and 6 for 6 shooting for the Timberwolves, who snapped an 18-game losing streak with a win over Dallas on Sunday.

Ginobili injured his shooting hand in the second quarter. The two-time All-Star will be examined in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Tim Duncan had 16 points and five assists and Richard Jefferson scored 16 points for the Spurs.



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