Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors get balanced scoring in blowout win over Brooklyn Nets


The Toronto Raptors make it four in a row after blowing out the Brooklyn Nets 122-105 on Friday night. They got their revenge from an early loss to the Nets in December.

The Raptors improve to 32-12, the Nets fall to 21-23 on the season.

The Raptors will now turn their attention to the Washington Wizards who will host Toronto on Sunday with tip-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.

If you missed any of Friday's action, check out the play-by-play coverage below:

End of Game Raptors 122 Nets 105

9:49 p.m. - Ball game, 122-105 Raptors get their revenge on the Nets after taking an overtime defeated back in December. Game was competitive for about a quarter and a half and than the Raptors pulled away. Eight Raptors hit double-digits in scoring, five of them were bench players. Kawhi led all Raptors scorers with 20 points, 11 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell finished with a game-high 24 points, nine assists in the loss.

9:40 p.m. - Order resorted by the Raptors after the time out.

9:37 p.m. - Nets still alive and making a run. It's not over yet, 14-0 run by Brooklyn in garbage time forces Nick Nurse to call for time.

9:31 p.m. - It's Chris Boucher time! On his birthday.

9:28 p.m. - Former Raptor Ed Davis still playing hard.

End of Third Quarter Raptors 99 Nets 75

9:17 p.m. - Delon Wright puts a cap on a big third period for Toronto with a tip in that beats the buzzer. It's all Raptors right now, everyone that has played has scored. After a sloppy performance in their win against the Hawks on Tuesday, they are looking great on Friday.

9:14 p.m. - The Raptors have blown the game wide open. They're winning all the 50/50 ball, they're getting out in transition and their hitting open shots. Toronto has their biggest lead of the game at 23 points which leads to another Brooklyn time out. Raps 97-74.

9:02 p.m. - The Raptors beginning to flex their muscles now on both ends of the floor. Toronto up 81-65 with 6:45 to go in the third leading to another time out by Nets' coach Atkinson.

8:54 p.m. - Start of the second half and the Nets have already turned it over twice and Toronto has made them pay. A three by Danny Green leads to a quick time out by coach Kenny Atkinson who didn't like what he saw at all.

8:41 p.m. - Big Happy Birthday to Herbie Kuhn the Raptors' PA announcer since day one.

Halftime Raptors 64 Nets 53

8:36 p.m. - Halftime in Toronto. Raptors closed the half on a 15-2 run. Their bench has been big providing 27 points - Fred VanVleet has nine points of the bench. Kawhi leads the team with 15 points. A good sign for the Raptors as they have 19 team assists at the break - the ball has been flying around. Other than D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn struggled to find any offence in the second period. That has to change if they want to get back in this game.

8:28 p.m. - Raptors go on a 7-0 run capped by Kawhi skying in for a put back layup. Raps lead 56-50 with 1:58 left to go in the first half. Kawhi is up to 13 points, five rebounds. Toronto's bench has changed the momentum of the game coming in and scoring a combined 24 points.

8:16 p.m. - Get up OG!!

8:08 p.m. - Time out on the floor. Raptors have come out with more energy in this quarter and have cut the Nets lead down to just two. Norm Powell providing the spark with five quick points off the bench for the Raps. Powell has looked great as he gets further away from his injury - he can be a key contributor to Toronto's success down the line.

End of First Quarter Nets 35 Raptors 28

8:03 p.m. - A 14-3 run by the Nets ends the first quarter and they have a seven point lead. Russell the high man with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. Kawhi Leonard leads the way for the Raptors with 8 points on four-for-eight from the field.

7:55 p.m. - Time out on the floor, Raptors lead 23-21. D'Angelo Russell came to play already filling up the stat sheet with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists. He's getting where he wants to on the floor and caused issues for the Raptors in pick and roll coverage. Raps lead at the moment but they're quickly finding out that the Nets aren't going to make life easy for them.

7:48 p.m. - First time out of the game comes after a Kawhi Leonard jumper. Both teams shooting well from the field to start the game. Both teams able to get looks in the paint easily. D'Angelo Russell leads the way for the Nets with a game-high 10 points, Kawhi has 8 points so far.


Nets five.

Raptors five.

Patrick McCaw on joining the Raptors.

Spencer Dinwiddie's shoes for tonight's game.

Happy Birthday to Chris Boucher.

Pregame Notes

Kawhi Leonard has scored 20-plus points in 17 consecutive games with the Raptors. According to Basketball-Reference , the only players in franchise history with longer streaks are DeMar DeRozan (20) and Vince Carter (23).

Kyle Lowry had one of his worst games of the season in Toronto's first matchup with Brooklyn this season. In 35 minutes, he scored three points on 1-for-8 shooting from the field. He dished out 11 assists, but he also had five turnovers.

Lowry has posted averages of 14.0 points, 7.0 assists and 3.5 steals in the two games he's played since returning from injury.

Jonas Valanciunas remains out for the Raptors with a dislocated left thumb. CJ Miles is listed as questionable, per

Nets centre Jarrett Allen has been among the best rim protectors in the league. To go along with his 1.5 blocks per game, opponents are shooting only 57.7 percent against him at the rim.

The Nets also have one of the more accurate 3-point shooters in the league. According to , Joe Harris has made half of his catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts this season.

Where to Watch

Date: Friday, Jan. 11

Time: 7:30 p.m.


Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

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