April 26, 2012
Uzoh has triple-double as Raptors rout Nets
TORONTO—On a night when the only thing worth winning was a few extra ping-pong balls for the NBA draft lottery, the Nets wrapped up their New Jersey years with barely a whimper.
Ben Uzoh had 12 points, a career-high 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Nets 98-67 in Thursday night's season finale, a loss that slightly improves the Nets' chances in next month's draft lottery.
The game marked the final time the Nets played as a New Jersey-based team; they'll move to a new home in Brooklyn next season.
For more, read the AP game recap: Click Here
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THE STAT: The score says it all, 98-67. The Nets were never in the game, and when they were close, shot themselves out of it, or turned over the ball, or... With only two starters in the game they didn't have the personnel available to make a serious run.
TURNING POINT: The Raptors started the game on 17-2 run and shot .500 per cent in the first quarter, the Nets could only muster 15 points in the frame. With the Raptors leading wire-to-wire, the Nets never came remotely close to contesting it.
For more, read Duane Watson's NBA.com notebook
NETS NOTES Armon Johnson and Anthony Morrow each scored 11 points share the team lead in scoring. Johnson led the team with 5 assists...Jordan Williams logged a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds)...Johan Petro pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds, and also scored the last basket in "New Jersey" Nets history, a jumper with 24.9 seconds remaining...With seven inactive players – Jordan Farmar (sore right groin), Deron Williams (sore right calf), Shelden Williams (hyper-extended right knee), Gerald Wallace (tight left hamstring), Kris Humphries (bruised right toe) and Damion James (right foot surgery) and Brook Lopez (right foot) – the Nets only dressed eight healthy players.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
9 PTS, 12 REB
2 AST, 4-9 FGs
|On the end of an era:
"This morning, like I've been saying, this wait. This is our farewell, for good. Now we embark on a new opportunity and it starts basically when the clock strikes midnight tonight.
Even though we lost this game, this is a new era in NETS Basketball and that's what we're focused on."