Courtney Lee

Raptors Beat Knicks 110-97, Ensured Of At Least No. 3 Seed In East

The Toronto Raptors know they are headed for another wake-up call, no matter how much they would like to sleep in.

They've had the noon start on the opening day of the NBA playoffs the past few years and expect it again. So while playing some no-name Knicks on Sunday might not get them ready for the caliber of competition, at least it provided a glimpse of the timing.

DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points and the Raptors overcame a slow start to wrap up at least the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 110-97 victory over New York.

"We've got to get our bodies and minds ready and I told the guys remember how this felt, [who] had a tough time getting going...

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