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Brooklyn Nets take 2-1 series lead over Toronto Raptors with 102-98 victory

By Ian O'Brien,

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-98 to take a 2-1 lead in their series. The Nets held a comfortable lead to start the fourth quarter, but the Raptors would not let them get away easily.

The Nets held a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but their lead was eventually cut to one point with 20 seconds remaining.

Paul Pierce made two free throws to extend their lead to four. Amir Johnson then kept the Raptors alive with a two-point shot with three seconds left. Joe Johnson sealed the win for the Nets with two free throws.

Johnson led the Nets with 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting, according to the Associated Press. Williams added 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting and dished out eight assists. Pierce also contributed 18 points.

The Sports XChange reports that DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 30 points on 8-for-22 shooting while making 13 free throws. Patrick Patterson added 17 points, and Kyle Lowry chipped in another 15.

 
 

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