Toronto 93, Brooklyn 87

Date - Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy, #77 Karl Lane
Attendance - 17617

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 20 12 27 28 87
Toronto 24 27 19 23 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 47-33 24-15 23-18 L1
Toronto 32-48 20-20 12-28 W3

Recap


Raptors 93, Nets 87: DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 36 points and host Toronto held off a furious comeback to snuff out Brooklyn's bid for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Rudy Gay had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their third straight and avoided a season sweep by snapping the Nets' four-game win streak.

Deron Williams scored 30 points and Brook Lopez added 16 for Brooklyn, which never led and trailed by as many as 21 points before trimming a 20-point deficit to two with just over 4 1/2 minutes remaining. The Nets will open the playoffs at home as the fourth seed against either Atlanta or Chicago.

DeRozan scored 14 points in the final quarter, including a 3-pointer that pushed the lead back to eight points with 2:18 remaining after the Nets had closed to 77-75.

Brooklyn, which entered trailing Indiana by two games with three to play for the third seed, pulled within four points on two more occasions on 3-pointers by Williams and Joe Johnson before DeRozan buried a pair of decisive free throws with 15.3 seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: DeRozan was 3-of-4 from behind the arc, the first time he's hit three 3-pointers in a game since nailing four against Milwaukee on Feb. 8, 2012. ... Williams had his fourth 30-point game in the last six thanks to a 22-point second half. ... Raptors rookie C Jonas Valanciunas (neck) was sidelined for the second game in a row while Nets F Gerald Wallace (leg) sat out his second straight.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Toronto
Deron Williams 30 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 36
Deron Williams 7 Assists Kyle Lowry 6
Reggie Evans 16 Rebounds Rudy Gay 10
Deron Williams 4 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 9
Reggie Evans 3 Steals Rudy Gay 3
Andray Blatche 2 Blocks Rudy Gay 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 87 40.5 8-30 11-19 23 38 5 8 7
Toronto 93 43.9 6-15 15-21 19 48 1 4 13

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Raptors have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Washington. The Nets have a W/L % of .596 after a win and .576 after a loss.