Toronto Raptors beat New York Knicks as the NBA celebrates its 75th anniversary

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(CNN)The NBA celebrated its 75th day with a match-up betwixt New York and Toronto -- conscionable arsenic it was successful the beginning.

This time, however, the effect was reversed.

The Raptors took down the Knicks 113-104 astatine Madison Square Garden connected Monday, precisely 75 years aft the Knicks bushed the now-defunct Toronto Huskies 68-66 successful the inaugural crippled of what was past the Basketball Association of America.

    OG Anunoby scored a career-high 36 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 26 points arsenic the Raptors overturned a halftime shortage and earned a fourth-straight triumph connected a landmark nighttime for the NBA.

      The Knicks, who fell to their 2nd nonaccomplishment of the season, got disconnected to a accelerated commencement and held an eight-point pb astatine the extremity of the first.

      But the Raptors, led by 24-year-old Anunoby's superb show which saw him eclipse his erstwhile career-best of 32 points, rallied successful the 2nd half, outscoring the Knicks 38-22 successful the 3rd quarter.

      The Knicks' Julius Randle drives against OG Anunoby.

      "I've conscionable been trying to set and larn -- I deliberation I'm going to support learning arsenic the twelvemonth goes connected and get amended and amended with it," Anunoby told reporters aft the game.

      The NBA's first-ever crippled connected November 1, 1946, was played successful beforehand of a assemblage of 7,090 radical astatine Maple Leaf Gardens successful Toronto, a time earlier 7 different teams played their first-ever games.

      While the Huskies lasted conscionable 1 season, the Knicks person gone connected to go 1 of 3 franchises to diagnostic successful each NBA play alongside the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors (previously the Philadelphia Warriors).

      Ticket prices for the inaugural crippled successful Toronto ranged from 75 cents to $2.50, though a peculiar promotion meant that anyone taller than six feet 8 inches -- the tallness of Huskies halfway George Nostrand -- would gain escaped admission.

        As portion of the solemnisation of the NBA's archetypal game, league legends Clyde Frazier, Earl Monroe and Bob McAdoo were honored successful idiosyncratic astatine Madison Square Garden.

        The league and Nike besides unveiled caller City Edition uniforms connected Monday to people the 75th anniversary.

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