- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

TORONTO (AP) - Wilson Chandler scored 17 points, David Lee added 16 points and 10 rebounds and the New York Knicks beat Toronto 112-103 on Sunday night, eliminating the Raptors from the playoffs.

New York, itself eliminated from playoff contention in Saturday’s home loss to the Raptors, ended a nine-game losing streak in Toronto. The Knicks had not won north of the border since a 109-103 victory on March 5, 2004.

Quentin Richardson scored 16 points, Jared Jeffries added 14 and Nate Robinson scored 13 for the Knicks, who snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the first time in six tries on the road.

Chris Bosh had 31 points and 14 rebounds for Toronto, whose season-high six-game winning streak came to an end.

Andrea Bargnani scored 18 points, Anthony Parker had 15 and Shawn Marion had 13 for the Raptors.

Leading by 16 points to start the fourth, New York missed seven straight shots, allowing Toronto to cut it to 92-85 with a 9-0 run. Richardson ended the drought with a 3-pointer with 8:47 left and Robinson followed with a jumper, putting New York up by 12.

Toronto rallied again when Marion made a rare 3-pointer, then followed it with a steal and was fouled making a jumper, cutting it to 103-96. But Marion failed to convert the three-point play and Al Harrington replied with New York’s 13th 3-pointer.

Richardson scored 10 points in the third quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Knicks took a 92-76 lead into the fourth.

Notes: The Knicks shot 13-for-25 from 3-point range. … The Knicks’ Larry Hughes returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle, while center Eddy Curry (left knee) missed his third straight game. … Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells and shortstop John McDonald watched from baseline seats.

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