Don’t be fooled by the final score, folks. This was actually a lot worse than it looks. The Nets were down by as many as 40, and were completely embarrassed by the Raptors in Toronto tonight, falling 118-95.
- This game was over early tonight. Brook Lopez was sitting two minutes in with two quick fouls, and the Raptors were leading 39-15 at the end of the first quarter. The Nets did very little right, allowing the Raptors to shoot 59 percent (including 6-9 from three), and turning the ball over 23 times. The Raptors also had 60 – count them, 60 – points in the paint. The Nets did happen to outscore Toronto on fast break points 31-30.
- Brook Lopez’s streak of double-doubles came to an end as he scored 14 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Devin Harris struggled again, scoring 8 points on 4-12 shooting.
- The Nets only attempted 1 free throw in the first half. They were 20-22 overall.
- In his return from a knee injury, Chris Douglas-Roberts was working out there, scoring 16 points on 7-12 shooting, but his teammates didn’t match his intensity early.
- The Raptors had seven players in double figures. Chris Bosh looked like he could have scored 50 on the Nets if he wanted to, but mercifully scored 16 points in 26 minutes on 7-11 shooting. Rookie DeMar DeRozan had 16 points on 6-8 shooting. Amir Johnson led all scorers with 18 points off the bench.
- Nice night off the bench for Sean Williams who had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. He also only committed one personal foul.