The Brooklyn Nets took quality shots in this one, going 34-70 (48.6%) from the field, including 11-20 (55.0%) from three-point range, in a close 101-97 win over the Toronto Raptors. Brooklyn (32-30) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Deron Williams scored 18 points on 6-13 shooting, including 4-7 on 3-point attempts. Despite the loss, Kyle Lowry put up 21 points for Toronto on 8-16 shooting, including 4-8 from behind the arc. He also recorded 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Along with their eFG% of 56.4%, the Nets connected at a rate of 55.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 7-3 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Raptors are 2-7 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Toronto, dropping them to 35-27 on the year.
Coming up next, the Nets play the Miami Heat, who are 44-17 on the year. The Raptors match up with the Detroit Pistons, currently 24-39 this season. The Nets emerged victorious each of the last two times against Miami. The Raptors are 1-0 versus Detroit this season.