Siakam’s triple-double not enough as Raptors fall to Nets


Kevin Durant broke a tie with a three-pointer with 56 seconds left and had 27 factors to assist the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 109-105 on Friday night time in Brooklyn.

Durant’s three gave Brooklyn a 105-102 lead. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 30 factors.

Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 37 factors, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Fred VanVleet added 18 factors and Scottie Barnes had 17.

VanVleet’s jumper with 38 seconds left introduced the Raptors inside one. But Royce O’Neale’s three-pointer with 15 seconds left wrapped up the victory.

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Raptors fall to Nets as Irving, Durant prepared the ground

Brooklyn beats Toronto 109-105, Kyrie Irving scores 30 factors and Kevin Durant provides 27 factors.

The Nets trailed 79-69 late within the third quarter, however Patty Mills’ three-pointer capped a 9-0 run as Brooklyn pulled to 79-78 after three quarters. The streak continued into the ultimate quarter, with Brooklyn scoring the primary eight factors to go forward 86-79.

Irving was whistled for his fifth foul with 7:08 left, however Brooklyn challenged the decision and it was reversed to an offensive foul on Scottie Barnes. Irving then hit a 3 and Nic Claxton adopted with a driving layup to give the Nets their greatest lead of the sport, 100-88.

However, O.G. Anunoby’s three-pointer with 1:46 remaining capped a 12-0 Toronto run and tied it.

VanVleet wants only one three-pointer to tie Morris Peterson (801) for second on the Raptors’ profession checklist. Kyle Lowry has the franchise report at 1,518.


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