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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—P.J. Carlesimo put his head in his hand, sighed and brushed back his hair, hardly looking like a guy with a 9-1 record.
"I'm really struggling," he started, adding that the Brooklyn Nets faced a "major, major concern."
It's a good one, though. They simply have so many guys playing well that it's tough for Carlesimo to get them all minutes.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
By Jake Appleman, for NBA.com
TURNING POINT: Back-to-back second-quarter 3-pointers from Teletovic put the Nets up 51-48. They maintained some semblance of control the rest of the way.
INSIDE THE ARENA:The crowd came alive after Williams found Blatche with a behind-the-back pass for a layup. Prior to the behind the back pass, Williams and MarShon Brooks executed the rare give-and-go-and-give in transition. The fast break began with a block by Teletovic.Read the full Game Notebook on NBA.com.
Deron Williams (21 points, 7 assists) and Joe Johnson (21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals) each topped 20 points for a second straight game. Williams, 8-of-8 at the line, has now hit a career-best 40 straight free throws...Andray Blatche scored 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench...After shooting 3-of-6 on Tuesday, Mirza Teletovic is 9-of-16 from three-point range in his last four games.
The Nets, 7-0 in January, are now 11-2 when they score 100-or-more points and 15-0 against teams below .500 at the time of the game. The seven-game streak ties for the sixth-longest winning streak in franchise history and is the longest since a 14-game streak from March 12-April 6, 2006...Brooklyn won the season series with Toronto with one game to play.
Brooklyn Nets (23-15)
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Keith Bogans||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
Gerald Wallace (bruised ribs) is OUT.
Andray Blatche (illness) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
TORONTO RAPTORS (14-24)
|G · Jose Calderon||G · DeMar DeRozan||F · Landry Fields||F · Ed Davis||C · Aaron Gray|
Linas Kleiza (sore right knee) is DAY-TO-DAY.
Andrea Bargnani (torn right elbow ligament & strained right wrist) is OUT.
Jonas Valanciunas (fractured metacarpal on right ring finger) is OUT.
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|22 PTS, 9 REB
6-12 FGs, 10-10 FTs
|10 PTS, 4 REB
3 AST, STL, BLK
3-8 FGs, 3-6 3Ps, 1-2 FTs