March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and J.R. Smith added 25 points for the New York Knicks who defeated the Toronto Raptors 110-84 for their fourth straight National Basketball Association win.
The Knicks (42-26), who have secured a playoff spot, are atop the Eastern Conference’s five-team Atlantic Division, 2 ½ games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets (40-29) who lost 101-95 to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Knicks, who defeated the Raptors (26-44) two nights in a row, had a 59-47 halftime lead last night on their home court at Madison Square Garden.
Kenyon Martin added 18 points for the Knicks, who hit 21 of 23 free throws.
DeMar DeRozan had 17 points, followed by Kyle Lowry with 14 and Terrence Ross with 13 for the Raptors, who are last in the Atlantic Division, 17 games behind the Knicks.
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