Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)
The 1st quarter started off great for Toronto as Kyle Lowry got a steal within the first 20 seconds of the game. Lowry threw an alley-oop to OG Anunoby, who flushed down the slam. Jonas Valanciunas had a great 1st quarter, scoring 11 points in the period. Kyle Lowry got the offense running smoothly with his 6 assists. Dante Cunningham led the Nets with 10 points. The Raptors trailed Brooklyn 31-32.
Two key members of Toronto's Bench Mob - Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet - led the way for the Raptors in the 2nd quarter. Siakam dropped 7 points, while VanVleet scored 6. The Raptors shot exceptionally well from behind the arc, knocking down 5 three-pointers. Brooklyn's rookie Center Jarrett Allen led his squad with 7 points. Former Raptor Demarre Carroll scored 5. Toronto trailed 59-64 heading into halftime.
The Toronto Point guards completely owned the 3rd quarter. Lowry dropped 10 easy points, while VanVleet scored 8. At the 8:21 mark, Anunoby had a chase down block on Carroll's three-point shot. His block really hyped up the bench and the crowd. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was putting on a show for Brooklyn as he easily scored 10 points over the Raptors. Toronto trailed by 7 points going into the final period of play, the score set at 84-91
The all-star duo of DeMar DeRozan and Lowry sealed the game for Toronto in the 4th quarter. DeRozan had a huge performance in which he went for 12 points. Lowry recorded 9 points off of his excellent sharpshooting. Brooklyn's D'Angelo Russell scored 6 points in the quarter. Russell and Lowry both recorded triple doubles in the game. The Raptors defeated the Nets 116-112.
Kyle Lowry: 25pts, 10 rebounds, 12 assists
Jonas Valanciunas: 23pts, 8 rebounds
DeMar DeRozan: 21pts, 3 assists
Fred VanVleet: 16pts, 6 assists
Pascal Siakam: 11pts, 8 rebounds
Serge Ibaka: 10pts, 4 rebounds
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