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Toronto tabloid goes with Jurasskick Park. Well done. http://t.co/dYDc45qA7Q
As Rasheed Wallace would say, Ball Don't Lie.
I don't know what award you want to give to Taj Gibson, but he deserves something.
Only six teams in the last 15 years have won a playoff game despite turning the ball over on at least 24 percent of their possessions (ESPN)
KG on 4th Q defense: "Thirty-six points, that’s too many points for anybody. Pre-school, Little League, YMCA, Raptors. Too many points."
Kevin Garnett: "They did what they’re supposed to do, defend home, and it’s time for us to go home and do the same."
KG: "We can’t have 4th quarters like that. Thirty-six points, that’s too many points for anybody. Preschool. Little League, YMCA, Raptors."
Paul Pierce said the Nets were "soft" tonight and that's where the game was lost "in the trenches."
"I don't know if you can say "F Brooklyn" and then come into Brooklyn, so we're about to see what it's like," Kevin Garnett said.
Nets lose 100-95 to the Raptors, and the series goes back to Brooklyn tied at a game apiece. 30 points for DeRozan, 18 for Johnson.
Nets had their chance to close this series out tonight, and they blew it. This one was there for the taking.
Not exactly textbook inbounds play defense from either team here.
Paul Pierce missed a three that would've put the Nets ahead.
Or so it seemed ...
You can't buy that shot at Costco or Walgreens.
DeMar DeRozan has 10 points in the fourth quarter and Raptors lead by four with 2:10 left. Big possession for the Nets after this timeout.
The Nets will live with DeRozan making those shots. Not quality looks, but credit to him for making them.
Straight DNA right there from Paul Pierce.
Paul Pierce. Because, of course.
Deron complaining about not getting foul call on that drive. Looks like he did get hacked. But this game has been officiated inconsistently
Joe and Deron are coming back in.
Uh, it's time to bring the starters back in.
Nets have 25 total rebounds. The Raptors have 18 offensive rebounds.
Also, Kirilenko has been terrific. Doing all the little things the Nets need him to do.
Nets still haven't committed a fourth quarter foul in the series. Let the conspiracy theories continue!
Bench gives up the lead.
Wouldn't keep the starters on bench too long here to start the fourth if I'm Kidd.
Huge shot by Alan Anderson. Nets need a couple more baskets to give Johnson and Williams a decent blow.
Lineup to begin the fourth: Livingston, Anderson, Kirilenko, Teletovic, Plumlee. How long can this work?
This is exactly where the Nets want to be: two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. We'll see if their experience wins the day again.
It looks like Tyler Hansbrough's head is going to explode in these timeout huddles.
Mason Plumlee gave up three offensive rebounds on that possession. Joe Johnson and Deron WIlliams taking over on the other end.
A lot of costly miscommunication by the Nets on defensive rebounds in this one. Giving Toronto too many opportunities.
Joe is pulling out spin moves I've never seen from him before. He's showing off the full repertoire.
That's 7-time All-Star Joe Johnson.
Another tough game for the refs tonight. Inconsistency.
Raptors lead the NBA in people of Asian descent inside the arena per game.
Nets starters have been so much better than the bench these two games -- wonder if Kidd will ride them out.
This has been a huge run to open the second half for the Nets. Exactly what they needed.
Gotta love make up calls.
Big shot for Deron Williams. Nets cut lead to four.
Kyle Lowry called for a tech. Crowd almost thought it was on KG for a second.
Anybody figure out what that technical on Garnett was about?
Going into halftime down six is 100 percent a win for the Nets. Survived horrible shooting and Pierce foul trouble.
Kirilenko has played some unbelievable defense since checking in the game.
Garnett must have said something to Vasquez. Only thing I can imagine.
KG called for a tech. Not sure why.
Garnett just picked up a technical foul.
Mirza Teletovic is well-rested despite his wife just giving birth to twins: "Yeah (I'm sleeping). I have four nannies."
Nets managing to hang around despite shooting horribly. Next couple minutes before halftime are massive.
Mirza is heating up.
Every minute Patrick Patterson is on the bench is a good one for Brooklyn.
Andray Blatche giveth, Andray Blatche taketh away.
A lot of noise – some cheers, some boos – when Rob Ford is shown on the jumbotron.
Rob Ford shown on big screen. Fans love it.
The "they're getting open shots they just aren't falling" defense works ... until your team gets eliminated