January 29, 2012
DeRozan leads Raptors past NETS
NEWARK, N.J.—DeMar DeRozan scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 94-73 victory over the Nets on Sunday night. The Raptors put together a 12-1 run midway in the second quarter, going from two points down to nine up at 40-31. They took a 44-39 lead into the half.
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THE STAT: Field goal percentage. Toronto finished at 51.5 percent, while the Nets shot only only 27-for-74 (36.5 percent) from the field.
GOOD MOVE: Entering Sunday, the Nets were 5-0 when Deron Williams scores at least 24 points. He managed exactly 24 points, though that record dropped to 5-1. Additionally, Williams had been 14-0 against the Raptors entering tonight's game.
For more, read Adam Figman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here
NETS NOTES Returning from a three-game layoff due to a sore Achilles, rookie G MarShon Brooks played 22 minutes off the bench, scoring 6 points on 3-of-10 shooting...Shelden Williams started at center for Mehmet Okur (back spasms) and pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds...G-F DeShawn Stevenson bruised his right knee, wasn't moving well, and played only 12 minutes. His status is "day-to-day."
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
24 PTS, 6 AST
8-20 FGs, 3-10 3Ps
|On the offense:
"If you noticed the last two or three games, even when Deron was scoring most of the time the ball was passed two or three times. Tonight it was like, ‘Ok Deron, you come out with a 95-point play for us and the rest of us will stand around and you win the game for us.’
"That’s not going to work."