Lowly Nets edge Raptors
NEW YORK (AP) — Kawhi Leonard’s short shot went in and out. Fred VanVleet’s three-pointer went around the rim and spun out.
For three and a half years, the Toronto Raptors had always found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This time, not one, but two chances just wouldn’t fall.
That allowed the Nets (9-18) to snap an eight-game losing streak overall and a 12-game skid against the Raptors with a 106-105 victory in overtime on Friday night. D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Nets beat the Raptors (21-6) for the first time since April 3, 2015.