GAME RECAP – FINAL: #Raptors 83 – #Nets 97

Updated: May 3, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets defeated by the Toronto Raptors by a score of 97-83  in Brooklyn to take Game 6 and tie the series at 3-3.


The Nets came out looking to get Joe Johnson involved and it worked as he and Paul Pierce both scored nine points to lead Brooklyn in the first quarter.  The Nets outscored the Raptors 22-4 in points in the paint in the first and at the end of one the Nets lea the Raptors 34-19 behind 68% shooting and 34-10 edge in points in the paint.  Deron Williams was much more aggressive in the first half and had 12 points and three assists. Alan  Anderson was put in the starting lineup and he paid immediate dividends with great defense and seven points and six rebounds in the first half as the Nets led 60-41 at half behind hot 59% shooting.

The third quarter began with Williams turning his ankle just a few minutes after halftime but he stayed in the game and played through it.  Brooklyn continued its great defense and intensity to lead 79-59 after three.  The Raptors did exactly what the Nets did to them Wednesday night and ran off a 14-5 run to start the fourth to get the lead down to 84-73 with six minutes to play.  Garnett and Williams both hit big shots to end the run and put the Nets in position to finish off the game without any further drama.

Game 7! Nets win 97-83

Momentum Changers:

The Raptors ran off an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter and got the Nets lead down to 86-76 when Garnett hit a big turnaround jump shot to quell the run and stabilize the Nets to finish the game off.


The Nets’ 15-point lead is the largest lead either team has had at the end of a 1st quarter in 10 meetings this season.

The Nets’ 2 highest scoring quarters of this series are Wednesday night’s 4th quarter and last night’s 1st quarter.

Brooklyn’s 19-point halftime lead is the largest lead either team has held at halftime in 10 meetings this season.

The Nets’ 20-point lead after 3 is also their largest lead after 3 quarters vs. Toronto this season (previous-high: 11 points 4/25).

Alan Anderson had a career-high w/ 9 rebounds – most in regular season or playoffs.   Last time AA recorded 8 boards? More than 7 yrs ago (4/14/07)

Williams (23) – Johnson (17) – Garnett  (13) – Pierce (12)


Kidd’s Corner:

Jason Kidd on DWill responding to media criticism:

“That’s why you read it in the bathroom. Kidding.”


Kevin Garnett on DWill:

“I thought Deron showed a lot of heart, a lot of grit, I would like to use another word but I can’t. That’s our leader, and I thought he showed great poise and gritted through.”

Deron Williams said about Game 7 and his ankle:

“I’m going to get a lot of treatment between now and the game, and I should be ready to go.

Andray Blatche on winning Game 7:

“It’s a guarantee. We’re going to take care of business in Game 7 and go to Miami.”

Paul Pierce on Game 7’s:

“These are the types of games that elevate good players to great players.”




NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Sunday afternoon when they play Game 7 in Toronto against the Raptors.  The game can be seen on ABC at 1:00.


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