Amare powers Knicks to 7th straight win
Amare Stoudemire had 31 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 21 and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors 116-99 on Sunday, extending their road winning streak to seven games.
Landry Fields had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Raymond Felton had 18 points for the Knicks, who matched their longest road winning streak since a seven-game run between Dec. 27, 1994, and Jan. 22, 1995.
New York leads the NBA with nine road wins and has not lost away from home since a 120-118 defeat at Denver on Nov. 16.
The Knicks, who lead the league in 3-point attempts, made 12 of 27 from behind the arc.
Chandler scored 12 points as New York led 33-18 after one quarter. Toronto struggled with its shooting, missing 10 of 11 field-goal attempts during one stretch, as the Knicks reeled off a 15-2 run.
Bayless scored 11 points in the second as the Raptors rallied within 60-50 at the half. Toronto might have drawn closer if not for a poor performance at the foul line, making just 4 of 12 in the quarter.
Johnson had 10 points and eight rebounds in the third as Toronto trimmed the deficit to 82-75 heading into the final quarter. Bargnani opened the fourth with a driving layup before Stoudemire scored consecutive baskets, and Williams made a 3-pointer and then tipped in Toney Douglas' miss to cap a 9-0 run, all but ending Toronto's hopes.
The Raptors finished 11 for 22 at the free throw line.