March 14, 2012
Humphries' double-double leads Nets over Raptors
NEWARK, N.J.—Kris Humphries had 16 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 98-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Former D-League star Gerald Green tied his season high by scoring 20 of his 26 points in the second half as the Nets snapped a two-game losing streak. Anthony Morrow added 15 points for New Jersey, which shot 48 percent from the field. James Johnson and Jerryd Bayless had 16 points apiece for Toronto, which was limited to 38 second-half points, including 15 in the third quarter when the Nets took the lead.
For more, read Tom Canavan's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.
NETS-RAPTORS LIVE CHAT
THE STAT: 61. The number of points scored by the Nets' bench. The Raptors' bench countered with just 24.
TURNING POINT: Kris Humphries hit two free throws four and a half minutes into the third quarter that tied the tilt at 50, and the Nets never looking back.
For more, read Adam Figman's NBA.com notebook
NETS NOTES F Kris Humphries pulled down 20-plus rebounds for the third time in his career. He was the first Net to tally more than 18 in back-to-back games since Aaron Williams...Anthony Morrow dropped 15 points in 27 minutes off the bench, shooting 6-of-10, including 3-of-3 from three-point range. This marked the 26th time this season he reached double figures.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
|38 1/2 MIN
16 PTS, 21 REB
3 BLK, 3 STL
|On his 26-point performance:
"I’m here and I’m just happy to be here and I’m willing to do whatever I have to do to try to make this team win, even if it’s just rebounding or playing defense or running the floor – whatever it is, I’m willing to do it. if I’ve gotta clean shoes, I’ll clean shoes; I have no problem doing it."