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Kyle Lowry just demanded Tre Maddox call a foul after that jumper, saying repeatedly, "I don't shoot air balls!" while pleading his case.
Kyle Lowry may not have made All-Star team, but he's getting a lot of All-Star whistles tonight. Getting benefit of doubt on lots of calls.
The friend of a woman sitting courtside has watched much of this Nets' comeback via Apple FaceTime.
Nets playing a lot of two-big lineups tonight. Have rarely seen this since switch to smallball, but it's working.
It's been pretty loud at various points tonight at Barclays Center, which is not always the case.
The Nets are really fired up for this one. Backing up their talk – other than Jason Kidd, at least – about wanting to get revenge on Raps.
Still dislike Delaware. Always will. But of course an ex-St. Joe's big takes them to the promised land. Hawk never dies, does it?
Big 3-pointer from joe Johnson puts the Nets up 64-60. Lowry not happy with Mason Plumlee, shoves him as he goes to the bench.
Kyle Lowry has drawn a third charge tonight. Living on the edge in this one. More importantly, sends Pierce to the bench with four fouls.
Lots of questionable calls all over the place at both ends tonight.
Lowry escapes from another 50-50 block/charge call without drawing a foul. Potentially big plays in the game.
Pierce with a sarcastic cheer for the officials after getting a call on that drive to the rim. Has been asking for one all night.
Not sure how the referees initially missed that, but finally corrected it to Nets ball.
Kevin Garnett was walking gingerly through the bowels of Barclays Center and appears to be leaving now in a Range Rover.
Kevin Garnett is leaving the arena at halftime, walking rather gingerly to his Range Rover
Not sure who would win – and I know it would be destined to be on NBATV – but a Raptors-Nets first round series would be very fun to watch.
Mason Plumlee is taking his frustration out on the Raptors. Perhaps related: the internet tells me he's dating Lolo Jones.
Nets trail 51-50 at the break. Nice recovery after a rough start should make for a fun second half.
Nets getting big production from Alan Anderson here. 3-pointer cuts the Raptors lead to one. Nets ball with 4.7 seconds left.
That's as animated as I've seen Mason Plumlee all season. Huge roar from him after slamming home a Deron Williams miss. Nets trail 49-46.
Live that looked like a questionable call, but Pierce did get him on the arm.
Williams is staying in the game and looks fine. Pre All-Star break that might've ended differently.
Scratch that, Johnson checked in for Livingston. Williams remains in the game.
I think it was his left leg, but hard to tell.
Deorn Williams is limping again. Looks like Joe Johnson is checking in for him. Landed awkwardly trying to defend Lowry's last 3-pointer.
Deron Williams is limping after contesting Kyle Lowry's shot.
That was a big swing call in the game, as Lowry easily could've gotten his third foul.
The Barclays Center picked up a new sponsor, apparently. So now we have Subway sandwiches racing on the Jumbotron.
Predictably, this Mirza-Blatche combo is not protecting the paint very well.
Losing the points in the paint and rebound battles is one thing. Allowing Tyler Hansbrough to go like this off is another.
Hansbrough and Blatche pick up double technicals.
Your second quarter Nets lineup: Livingston, Thornton, Anderson, Teletovic and Blatche.
The Raptors are killing Blatche in the pick-and-roll right now. Getting Hansbrough one open look at the rim after another.
Now Pierce heads to the bench with two fouls.
Dwane Casey kept Lowry out there with two fouls and milked a few extra minutes out of it. Nice move.
Big play there, as Kyle Lowry picks up his second foul and likely will go to the bench.
Things aren't exactly going well for the Nets so far. Trail 16-6 early.
Nets can't afford an offgame from Deron Williams tonight. He's 1-for-4.
Dmitry Razumov is here again today, as is Bruce Ratner.
The Nets now trail for the first time at home since February 12 against the Bobcats.
Kevin Garnett is OUT. Mason Plumlee will start in his place, per the Nets.
Kevin Garnett has been scratched from the lineup. Guessing his back flared up in warmups.
Not sure what happened, but Kevin Garnett has gone from starting to sitting out because of his back. Mason Plumlee will start again.
After tonight, Raptors have 14 games against teams with sub .500 records. That, plus tie-breaker edge, would make it very tough to catch 'em
Realistically, though, it doesn't seem likely that the Nets can win the division. Would probably have to go at least 16-5 or so to do so.
If the Nets win tonight, next tie-breaker would be division record and then conference record – both of which Toronto holds advantages in.
Another problem for the Nets trying to chase the Raptors: even if they win tonight, Raps will hold two game lead in division record.
Kidd thought Pierce (shoulder injury) wasn't playing tonight. Pierce told him he was playing.
Kidd says he didn't expect Pierce to play tonight, and lauds his competitiveness and willingness to go out there.
Kidd, as you would expect, says tonight is "just a regular game," even though it definitely isn't.
Kidd says Pierce, Garnett will play. Kirilenko will be out.
Garnet and Pierce are playing. Kirilenko is out.
If the Raptors win tonight, the Atlantic Division race is over. Toronto would essentially hold a six-game lead with 20 games to play.
The sad thing is there is going to be an Eastern Conference team that gets the No. 8 seed. Should make rule so No. 9 seed in West gets.
Loss tonight and the Nets are basically six games behind the Raptors because they lose the tiebreaker. It's a big game.
Tonight is a huge game for the Nets if they want to win division. But Jason Kidd will tell us -- I'm sure of it -- that it's just 1 of 82.
Up watching this Mac miller show make me want to do something like that wit my dawgs since all we do is play and crack jokes all day
Nets have as many games with at least 14 steals as they had previous 8 seasons combined.