Game 6: Nets 98, Raptors 97
Richard Jefferson's key plays on both ends of the floor helped New Jersey avoid a trip to Toronto for Game 7.
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Richard Jefferson's key plays on both ends of the floor in the closing seconds helped New Jersey avoid a trip to Toronto for Game 7 and advance to the second round, where it will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in a best-of-seven series.
Jefferson made the go-ahead basket with 8.3 seconds left and stole Jose Calderon's entry pass to Chris Bosh in the post with 1.9 remaining in regulation to lift the Nets to a 98-97 home win over the Raptors on Friday.
Jefferson scored a game-high 24 points, while Jason Kidd finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double with 18 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kidd averaged a triple-double in a series for the second time in his career. Vince Carter added 21 points.
Chris Bosh led Toronto with 23 points, a career-high nine assists and seven rebounds, and T.J. Ford, playing through a neck injury, scored 19.
The Nets visit the Cavaliers on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.
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