D’Angelo Russell scored 29 factors, together with six in extra time, and the Nets broke an eight-game shedding streak by beating the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, on Friday night time.
The Nets picked probably the most unlikely solution to finish their skid, stopping a 12-game slide in opposition to Toronto with their first victory over the Raptors since April Three, 2015.
Jarrett Allen made the go-ahead basket for the Nets with just a little greater than a minute left, their solely basket in extra time not made by Russell.
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 factors for the Raptors, however Toronto couldn’t get a search for him on its last possession and needed to accept Fred VanVleet’s Three-pointer that simply missed.
The Nets led by 7 with below 5 minutes remaining in regulation, however Leonard fed VanVleet for a Three-pointer after which scored the following 6 factors himself to offer Toronto a 96-94 edge with 2 minutes 23 seconds to play. However his shot from within the lane rattled out with seven seconds to play, and he blocked Dinwiddie’s shot on the opposite finish to pressure extra time.
Russell had the primary two baskets within the additional session, Leonard made the following two, and the Nets ultimately pulled out an in depth sport, after they’d fallen 3 times by 2 factors throughout their shedding streak.