Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony poured in 37 points in his
second game back from injury, with the All-Star's efforts enabling the New
York Knicks to clinch a postseason berth following a 99-94 victory over the
Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
Two days upon returning to the lineup after sitting out six times in an eight-
game span due to knee troubles, Anthony carried the Knicks to a third straight
win that secured the current Atlantic Division leaders a spot in the upcoming
Eastern Conference playoffs for a third consecutive season.
Anthony did get plenty of help from Kenyon Martin, who amassed 19 points on 9-
of-10 shooting while pulling down 11 rebounds in just his 10th game in a New
York uniform. J.R. Smith added 14 points in the triumph.
The Raptors suffered their third straight loss and 10th in 13 outings despite
a career-best 35-point effort from Alan Anderson and 18 points out of DeMar
DeRozan. Leading scorer Rudy Gay was held to just four points, however, while
making good on a mere 2-of-7 field goal attempts.
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