Toronto 88, Brooklyn 94

Date - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 18847

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 20 17 31 26 94
Toronto 27 18 19 24 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 12-9 7-5 5-4 W1
Toronto 4-19 3-5 1-14 L6


Nets 94, Raptors 88: Joe Johnson scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as visiting Brooklyn rallied to snap a five-game losing streak.

C.J. Watson came off the bench to score a season-high 16 points and bury all four of his 3-point attempts to spark a second-half comeback as the Nets handed injury-riddled Toronto its sixth consecutive defeat.

Andray Blatche added 14 points and nine rebounds and Brooklyn hit 9 of 11 3-point attempts after halftime to erase an 11-point deficit and rebound from Tuesday's home loss to Atlantic Division leader New York.

Ed Davis scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who were without second- and third-leading scorers Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry as well as four other players.

Despite playing shorthanded, Toronto matched its biggest lead at 53-42 with 8:41 left in the third quarter, but the Nets buried five 3-pointers - two by Watson - in a 23-7 spurt en route to a 68-64 lead after three quarters. Brooklyn built the lead to 15 in the fourth quarter before a late 9-0 spurt got the Raptors within four with 17 seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and Jose Calderon added 10 points and 15 assists for Toronto, which was also missing F Amir Johnson (suspension) as well as injured players Linas Kleiza, Alan Anderson and Landry Fields ... Watson, whose previous high for the season was 15 points in a win over Toronto on Nov. 3, helped Brooklyn finished 10-of-19 from behind the arc after making only one of its first eight attempts. ... Bargnani will be sidelined indefinitely with a ligament tear in his right elbow and a strained right wrist while Lowry is expected to miss 10 days with a partial tear of his right triceps.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Toronto
Joe Johnson 23 Scoring Ed Davis 24
Joe Johnson 4 Assists Jose Calderon 15
Reggie Evans 11 Rebounds Ed Davis 12
Kris Humphries 9 Free Throws Made Aaron Gray 3
C.J. Watson 2 Steals DeMar DeRozan 4
Mirza Teletovic 1 Blocks Jonas Valanciunas 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 94 45.3 10-19 26-35 20 38 1 5 18
Toronto 88 49.3 4-18 10-17 21 31 3 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Raptors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Nets have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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