Nets stun Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, 109-93

By on February 5, 2015

Alan Anderson dunks during his 22-point game as Nets shock Raptors.Ron Turenne/NBAE/Getty Images Alan Anderson dunks during his 22-point game as Nets shock Raptors.

From there, the Nets received contributions from a hodge-podge of players, from the known to the unfamiliar.

A driving lay-in by Williams – in his second game back after missing the previous 11 with a rib fracture – extended the lead to 11 with nearly nine minutes left.

And a three by Bogan Bogdanovic – a former starter who has struggled – with 5:40 remaining put the Nets up 98-82, causing the Raptors to burn a timeout and for the fans to start heading for the exits.

His second straight three made it a 19-point game with 5:05 remaining.

With 1:02 left, DeMar DeRozan was assessed a flagrant foul 2 after he shoved Bogdanovic with the Raptors trailing by 15, obviously frustrated.

It was a stunning turn-around.

The teams met just last Friday, with the Nets dropping a hard-fought affair in overtime, 127-122, despite 35 points apiece from both Brook Lopez and Jack, who played all but 47 seconds in the loss and nearly had a triple double.

In a short period of time, the teams have authored some memorable games intensifying a rivalry.

Just nine months ago, the Nets eked by the Raptors in a seven-game first-round playoff series that was marred with Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri yelled “F— Brooklyn” during a pep rally before Game 1. He later apologized and was fined $ 25,000 by the league.

The last time the Nets traveled to Toronto was in December in a 105-89 loss, it was “Drake Night,” and the Nets played without Kevin Garnett and Lopez.

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