Five Takeaways: Knicks Let Lead Slip Away Against Toronto

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By Brian Faith, Knicks Fan Since '93
The Knicks controlled the first three quarters, but ultimately fell apart in the fourth, losing to the Raptors 95-83.
For parts of the game it seemed like New York was beginning to put the puzzle together on both sides of the ball. Missing Carmelo Anthony for the second straight game, the Knicks got solid contributions from Andrea Bargnani, Tim Hardaway Jr., J.R. Smith, and Beno Udrih. Defensively, they held the Raptors to a mere 40 points on 38% shooting in the first half, before giving way in the second. 
The Knicks will try and exact revenge in tomorrow night's rematch up in Toronto. First though, here are my Five Takeaways from Friday's disappointing home loss. 
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