Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third.
Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
The Knicks trailed 59-48 at halftime and were down 62-52 after Lowry's two free throws with 10:47 left in the third quarter. Enes Kanter's layup with 10:28 left began the eight-minute surge, which didn't end until CJ Miles hit a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining. Kanter added five more points during the run, while Courtney Lee contributed seven of his 15 points.
New York took its biggest lead at 89-69 on Doug McDermott's jumper with two seconds left in the third quarter.
The Knicks still led by 18 when the Raptors went on a 12-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 94-88. But Porzingis converted a three-point play with 5:25 left to end the run and also hit the next bucket, and the Knicks put it away soon after when Hardaway Jr. made a 3-pointer.
Toronto led most of the first half and DeRozan's layup with a second left put the Raptors up by 11 at halftime.
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