TAMPA, Fla. — Pascal Siakam had 27 factors and 9 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored 25 factors and the Toronto Raptors seized management within the third quarter in a 114-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday evening, extending their profitable streak to 4 video games.
Kyrie Irving had 28 factors, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Bruce Brown added 21 factors and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who once more performed with out the injured Kevin Durant.
“It’s clearly a troublesome state of affairs, however loads of groups are taking part in short-handed. You’ve obtained to play with the blokes who’re there,” mentioned Joe Harris, whose sizzling capturing obtained the Nets off to begin. “In the beginning of the second half, we allow them to go on a couple of totally different runs.”
Enjoying at near full energy for the primary time in weeks with the return of veteran guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, Toronto made 13 of 24 pictures (54%) and outscored the Nets 36-23 within the third quarter.
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“OG obtained us going early, then Pascal obtained it going and we simply continued to get higher all through the sport,” Lowry mentioned. “We figured it out.”
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“The chemistry constructed all through the sport,” coach Nick Nurse mentioned. “I assumed our guys did a very good job of adjusting. Clearly, we had been creating loads of good pictures. I feel it was step ahead.”
Jeff Inexperienced hit a 3-pointer and Irving adopted with two within the last minutes of the primary quarter, propelling the Nets to a 13-point lead, their largest of the sport.
Toronto stormed forward within the first eight minutes of the second half, hitting seven of its first 9 3-point pictures and outscoring the Nets 34-14 to guide 90-72.
The Nets had been down by eight early within the fourth quarter when Freddie Gillespie blocked a layup by Joe Harris, igniting a 7-0 run that put the Raptors up 104-89 with 7:37 left.
Irving and Brown helped the Nets reduce the hole to 5 with 3:01 left, however they obtained no nearer.
Raptors energy ahead Chris Boucher was helped off the ground with an ankle damage with 10:53 remaining.
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