Tonight the Toronto Raptors played a zone and physically challenged every shot near the basket. The Knicks simply weren't ready for the defensive strategy and missed a lot of shots.
According to the Toronto newspapers the Raptors are tired of being bullied and couldn't wait to get some revenge on the Knicks tonight. The referees rewarded their aggressiveness and the Knicks were not prepared for it.
To add insult, when the Knicks did manage to draw fouls they also couldn't hit free throws.
It was simply a very poor shooting night for the Knicks and the winning streak is over.
Let's hope that going forward coach Woodson can make the necessary adjustments at half time when faced with a defense he hadn't prepared his team for, like tonight's game.
The Knicks Lose Again, Raptors 96 - Knicks 79