If the New York Knicks are going to get themselves back in the playoff race, then they are going to have to take advantage of a fairly easy schedule on the horizon. Friday night the Knicks got off to the right start, as they blew away the Toronto Raptors 127-97 at the Garden.
The Knicks jumped out to a 42-22 first quarter lead. Nate Robinson, just days off of his triumpant effort in the NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest was in the middle of it again for New York. Robinson scored 26 points in the effort on 10 of 18 shooting.
Wilson Chandler added 32 points of his own as he drained 12 of 23 shots, and was 6 for 10 from the three point line.
The Raptors were no match for the Knicks, as they shot only 41 percent from the field and 29 percent from three point land. Clearly not enough to even stay competative with the Knicks.
The win is the Knicks 23 of the season, which ties their win total for all of last season.