Nets end 8-game skid with OT win

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NEW YORK — D’An­gelo Rus­sell scored 29 points, in­clud­ing six in over­time, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game los­ing streak by beat­ing the Toronto Rap­tors 106-105 on Fri­day night.

Brooklyn picked the most un­likely way to end its skid, snap­ping a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first vic­tory over the Rap­tors since April 3, 2015.

Jar­rett Allen made the go-ahead bas­ket for the Nets with a lit­tle more than a minute left, their only bas­ket in over­time not made by Rus­sell.

Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points for the Rap­tors, but Toronto couldn’t get a look for him on its fi­nal posses­sion and had to set­tle for Fred VanVleet’s 3-pointer that just missed.

Spencer Din­wid­die scored 17 points for Brooklyn.

Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas added

24 points for the Rap­tors. The Nets led by seven with un­der 5 min­utes re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion, but Leonard fed VanVleet for a

3-pointer and then scored the next six points him­self to give Toronto a 96-94 edge with 2:23 to play. But his shot from in the lane rat­tled out with 7 sec­onds to play, and he blocked Din­wid­die’s shot on the other end to force OT.

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