Raptors aim for bounceback in NYC

( - The Toronto Raptors will try to make up for an embarrassing loss on Saturday when they visit Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks.

The Raptors have lost four in a row, but the fourth was the worst.

On Friday, Toronto fell at home to the Golden State Warriors, 113-89.

"That was just a good, old-fashioned, wood-shed butt whooping," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.

Terrence Ross led the Raptors with 18 points and DeMar DeRozan chipped in 14 on 4-of-16 shooting. Toronto starting point guard Kyle Lowry scored four points on 1-of-7 shooting and did not record an assist in under 19 minutes.

This game was over early as the Raptors went 1-for-19 from the field in the first quarter. That 5.3 percent shooting saw Toronto trail 27-11 after the first and it got worse from there.

Golden State ended the final 7 1/2 minutes of the half on a 19-8 burst for a 54-31 lead at the break. Klay Thompson netted the first 11 points for the Warriors to begin the third quarter. He hit three straight treys before Draymond Green converted a layup for a 67-33 lead and the Warriors led by as many as 41 over the final 21 minutes.

The Raptors will stop by Philadelphia on this short road trip through the Atlantic Division.

The Knicks snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 121-115, double-overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

New York trailed by 18 in the first half, but battled back for its first road victory since Jan. 24 versus the Charlotte Hornets.

Langston Galloway forced the first OT with a 3-pointer, Shane Larkin scored nine of his 16 points in the second OT and Andrea Bargnani finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Knicks snapped their skid in unlikely fashion.

"It shows the character we have in the locker room," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. "We kept coming back."

The Pistons failed to finish it off in regulation, going scoreless over the final three minutes. New York opted to play defense down three with 31.4 seconds to play, and after Reggie Jackson missed an elbow jumper, Galloway raced down and drained a 3 from well beyond the arc with 6.3 ticks showing.

New York double-teamed Jackson and forced Anthony Tolliver into a contested 28-footer that had no chance of going in at the buzzer.

Neither team led by more than two in the first OT, and Lou Amundson's tip-in of a Galloway miss broke a 103-103 tie with 29.6 seconds remaining.

After a timeout, Greg Monroe muscled Amundson on the left block and was fouled while hitting a turnaround. Monroe missed the subsequent free throw, however, and Tim Hardaway Jr. was long on a baseline jumper at the other end.

Larkin put New York ahead 115-111 with a three-point play with 28.0 seconds left in the second OT, and the Knicks held on from there.

The Raptors have won two straight in this series, but the two teams have split the last eight meetings at MSG.