Entering Game 6, the Toronto Raptors own a 3-2 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets and are now one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Toronto can expect a serious effort from Brooklyn, as their season hangs in the balance.
It was a battle of wills between the Raptors and the Nets in Game 5, with the Raptors winning 115-113. Kyle Lowry was the team's catalyst during the win, recording 36 points, six assists and zero steals for the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan was a key part for the Raptors as well. He accumulated 23 points, six rebounds and five assists. Joe Johnson shot 13-23, scoring 30 points for Brooklyn. He also registered five rebounds and three assists.
Brooklyn has dominated the turnover battle in this series through five games. They've lost possession 12.9% of the time, compared to 16.3% for the Raptors. However, Toronto leads the battle on the glass in this matchup. They've collected 28.6% of offensive rebounds and 79.5% of defensive boards through five games.
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