Nets vs. Raptors: New Jersey Falls to Toronto, Consistency Biggest Issue

December 17th, 2010 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
It all looked good for the New Jersey Nets in the first half against the Toronto Raptors.

They led 48-42 at the half, held the Raptors to 40 percent shooting while being at 44 percent themselves, held a sizable advantage of 12-3 in terms of free throw attempts and had just two turnovers. They were also good about breaking after missed baskets to get points in their early offense.

The second half was a completely different story, however.

After the break, Toronto outscored the Nets 56-44 to win 98-92, handing New Jersey its 10th straight road loss in the process.

They did this by shooting 54 percent from the field and hitting 5-of-12 three-pointers, as New Jersey's defense was unable to keep up the pace.

Andrea Bargnani led the way for the Raptors with 32 points. He was 14-of-26 from the field and hit all three of this three-point attempts as New Jersey had no answer for him.

The Nets also did not break out on offense nearly as much, and had 10 second half turnovers. They were able to hit shots at about the same rate as in the first half, but they are clearly missing Anthony Morrow.

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