DeMar DeRozan finished with 26 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 96-80. Toronto (18-17) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
DeRozan went 9-18 and converted 7-8 from the free throw line. Other key players for Toronto included Terrence Ross with 14 points and 5 rebounds, Patrick Patterson with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry with 12 points and 6 rebounds. On 5-9 shooting (2-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 3-5 from the free throw line, Paul Pierce put up 15 points for Brooklyn in the loss.
This defeat means an end to a five-game winning streak for Brooklyn, pushing their record to 15-22 for the year.
Coming up, the Raptors take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 7-28 on the season. The Nets meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 20-17 this year. The Raptors are 1-0 versus Milwaukee this season. The Nets have a 1-0 record against Atlanta this season.