#Hello4thSeed: Raptors 93, Nets 87 (Game Grades)

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments


Deron Williams POINT GUARD

The good: dunked for the second time this season. Got to the rim for a few more field goals in the first half. Caught fire in the second half of the third quarter, hitting a few threes and continued to have a big offensive impact throughout the quarter. Just not as much as DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay.

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

Off day until a 30-footer with 23 seconds left cut the lead to 4. Before that, he struggled to even hit his open looks.

Brook Lopez CENTER

Rough start doesn't even begin to describe it -- missed his first six shots (three in the restricted area), and even two free throws before finally putting a putback in late in the second quarter. Turned it around in the third, scoring the team's first 12 points in the quarter, but wasn't enough of a factor in all 48 minutes and missed entirely too many free throws.

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

Successfully frustrating insanity. Jumpers, stepbacks, porous defense, the full Blatche engaged. Played well off Lopez in the fourth quarter, if not well enough.

Keith Bogans SHOOTING GUARD

All downhill after he hit his first two threes. Could do nothing to stop Rudy Gay or DeMar DeRozan.

Reggie Evans POWER FORWARD

0 field goal attempts, 16 rebounds. In a weird way, felt like he should've had more boards. Zero fourth-quarter minutes as P.J. Carlesimo tried out the Blatche/Lopez combination.