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Knicks aim for weekend sweep vs. Raptors

Feb 22, 2009 - 1:51 PM New York (23-31) at Toronto (21-36) 12:00 p.m. EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks look for their third straight win and a sweep of a home-and-home series against the Toronto Raptors when the teams meet Sunday.

When the two Atlantic Division foes met Friday night at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks handed the Raptors their second-worst loss of the season in a 127-97 drubbing.

Wilson Chandler led the Knicks with a career-high 32 points and Nate Robinson continued his torrid pace, as he added 26 points. The Slam Dunk Contest champion is averaging 30.2 points in his last four games, nearly doubling his season average.

Toronto center Chris Bosh returned Friday night after missing five games with a sprained knee. In 30 minutes, Bosh scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Friday also was the first time Bosh had played with Shawn Marion, who was acquired in a four-player trade with the Miami Heat on February 16.

In his first game alongside Bosh, Marion had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Marion's performance was the lone bright spot on an otherwise dismal night for the Raptors, who are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

The weekend series marks the first meetings between the teams this season. They will not meet again until another home-and-home series in April, kicking off in New York on April 4 and concluding the following night in Toronto.