No Game 1 jitters for the Raptors this time around, as they cruised to a blow out win over the Nets, 134-110.
Fred VanVleet led the way with a game-high 30 points, 11 assists. Serge Ibaka came off the bench with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
The Nets were led by Caris LeVert who finished with a double-double of 15 points, 15 assists.
If you missed anything we have you covered with highlights and more from Monday's game.
Final: Raptors 134, Nets 110 (Toronto leads series 1-0)
6:39 p.m. - The Raptors led the entire way. They played as well as they could've in the first half going up by as many as 33. The Nets showed some fight in the 3rd quarter but the Raps regained control in the fourth and closed out Game 1 with a win.
6:31 p.m. - Serge knocks down the 20th three for the Raps and the benches will empty. 124-102, Raps with 3:02 left in the game.
JARRETT ALLEN MY WORD pic.twitter.com/udYuBlmUG5- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 17, 2020
6:18 p.m. - Two back to back nasty dunks. First Allen on Serge and then OG with the spin and finish over TLC. Just nasty stuff. Time out on the floor 114-100, Raps with 6:03 to play.
GROWN MAN MOVE pic.twitter.com/f4TY6emhdo- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
6:15 p.m. - Tough layup Terence Davis, oh my. Bucket and the foul, lead back up to 17 points.
6:12 p.m. - Fred VanVleet is going to get paid! Game-high 30 points shooting 80 percent from three! Raps 108, Nets 94 with 8:30 left to play.
End of 3rd Quarter: Raptors 95, Nets 86
6:03 p.m. - The lead was as big as 33 points but the Nets have outscored the Raps 35-22 in the third to shrink the lead to just nine. Caris LeVert is hooping with 15 points, 13 assists. Luwawu-Cabarrot has 22 points. Credit the Nets for battling back and making this a game.
🚨 FRO WENT WINDOW AT THE HORN 🚨 pic.twitter.com/teZv8U5hy0- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 17, 2020
5:46 p.m. - The Nets are fighting. They've cut the lead to 14 now. Garrett Temple is playing well giving Brooklyn a spark.
.@CarisLeVert getting to work early in the third#BrooklynStrong | @ImperialDade pic.twitter.com/iD6tQ5RMZO- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 17, 2020
5:37 p.m. - Credit the Nets for coming out of the locker room with some fight in them. It may not mean much in this game but could go a long way for the series.
5:34 p.m. - First play of the half is an easy dunk for Allen. Nets need a ton more of that to get back into this one.
Halftime: Raptors 73, Nets 51
5:18 p.m. - The defending champions up by 23 at the half. Toronto has been suffocating defensively and the Nets just don't have enough to figure them out. Five Raps in double figures scoring led by VanVleet who has a game-high 16 points. Ibaka has found his shooting touch again with 13 points off the bench going 6-for-9 from the field. Caris LeVert finished the first half with 9 points, 8 assists. Toronto has made sure he hasn't got any one-on-one opportunities.
4:53 p.m. - The Raps have blown this one wide open. VanVleet nails a three-pointer to put the Raps up by 26! Time out Brooklyn.
*@FredVanVleet has entered the convo* https://t.co/bkwZBwqM5s pic.twitter.com/LyEWzSxsiB- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
End of 1st Quarter: Raptors 37, Nets 20
4:45 p.m. - The Nets have struggled to get anything going offensively as the Raptors are locked in defensively. Pascal Siakam is off to a good start with 10 points, seven rebounds. Serge Ibaka hit on his first three attempts and finished the period with seven points off the bench. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot leads the way for Brooklyn with seven.
Clearly @npowell2404's feelin' just fine pic.twitter.com/8ypwCz4NqE- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
4:36 p.m. - Powell nails a three just to make sure we know he's ok. Raps up 29-14 2 mins left in the first.
4:35 p.m. - Powell is ok after taking a shot south of the border.
4:33 p.m. - Timeout on the floor. Norm Powell took a shot, went down and was slow to get up. Hopefully, he's ok. Raptors lead 23-14, 3:02 left to play in the period.
4:32 p.m. - Touchdown!
Yo @Eagles, when are try-outs?- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
- @Klow7 pic.twitter.com/a0NHzPmPnx
4:24 p.m. - Kyle Lowry draws his first charge of the playoffs. We'll go out on a limb and say it won't be his last.
4:22 p.m. - Good play out of a timeout for the Nets leading to an Allen alley-oop finish. Raps lead 10-4 with 7:46 left to play in the first.
4:18 p.m. - Good start from the Raptors. 10-2 run to start early on the Nets can't buy a bucket and it leads to a timeout.
4:13 p.m. - Off we go, the playoffs are here!
4:09 p.m. - What an anthem by Jessie Reyez.
O Canada 🇨🇦@Jessiereyez | #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/4PUn3ybwBp- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
4:00 p.m. - Nets starters...LeVert, Temple, Harris, Allen and Kurucs.
Game 1 Starters | @Hersheys- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 17, 2020
1️⃣2️⃣ Joe Harris
3:55 p.m. - Raps starting five...Anunoby, VanVleet, Siakam, Lowry and Gasol
Today's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/KPFG7a2JaS- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
3:50 p.m. - We're almost there....Game 1!
ALMOST THAT TIME. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/1gkgVcBcpC- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 17, 2020
2:40 p.m. - OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka are both active for the first game of the playoffs.
Anunoby and Ibaka, who had missed the last couple seeding games with knee ailments, will play vs the Nets today.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) August 17, 2020
2:19 p.m. - Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn says veteran guard Jamal Crawford (hamstring) will miss "the first few games" of this series.
Jacque Vaughn says Jamal Crawford will probably miss the first few games of the series.- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) August 17, 2020
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