Toronto 85, New Jersey 97

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, # Nick Buchert, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 16771

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 22 26 27 22 97
Toronto 21 19 24 21 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 2-6 0-2 2-4 W1
Toronto 3-4 1-2 2-2 L1

Recap


Deron Williams had 24 points and nine assists in his return from a rib injury, and the New Jersey Nets ended a six-game losing skid with a 97-85 win over the host Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Williams shot just 6 for 18, but hit 11 of 13 free throws as the Nets won for the first time since the second day of the season.

Toronto trimmed an eight-point halftime deficit to three before the Nets took charge, putting together a 13-3 run - aided by six straight points from Williams - to forge a 75-64 edge entering the fourth.

The Nets kept up the pressure, scoring the first six points of the quarter to open up a 17-point lead. The Raptors wouldn't get within single digits the rest of the way as they saw their two-game winning streak end.

Anthony Morrow also had 24 points for New Jersey, while Kris Humphries added six points and 16 rebounds in his return from a shoulder injury.

Jose Calderon contributed 19 points and eight assists in defeat.

The Nets used dead-eye shooting from beyond the arc to open up a 48-40 halftime lead. Morrow paced the visitors with 14 points - including four 3-pointers - as New Jersey went 9-for-16 from long distance in the opening 24 minutes.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Toronto
Anthony Morrow 24 Scoring Jose Calderon 19
Deron Williams 9 Assists Jose Calderon 8
Kris Humphries 16 Rebounds Amir Johnson 10
Deron Williams 11 Free Throws Made Andrea Bargnani 4
Deron Williams 2 Steals DeMar DeRozan 2
N/A Blocks Andrea Bargnani 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 97 38.8 15-31 20-27 21 44 0 6 10
Toronto 85 45.2 6-17 13-19 19 39 10 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Raptors have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Miami. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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