Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Mon, Jan 30

    Kevin Durant nails go-ahead triple as Nets nip Raptors for first win

    Oct 22, 2022
    undefined
    Kevin Durant makes three of nine attempts from beyond the arc.
    PHOTO: AP

    NEW YORK — Kevin Durant broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 56 seconds left and had 27 points to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 109-105, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).

    Durant's 3-pointer gave Brooklyn a 105-102 lead. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 30 points.

    See Wall, Kawhi solid in return as Clippers frustrate Lakers

    Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Fred VanVleet added 18 points and Scottie Barnes had 17.

    VanVleet's jumper with 38 seconds left brought the Raptors within one. But Royce O'Neale's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left wrapped up the victory.

    The Nets trailed 79-69 late in the third quarter, but Patty Mills' 3-pointer capped a 9-0 run as Brooklyn pulled to 79-78 after three quarters. The streak continued into the final quarter, with Brooklyn scoring the first eight points to go ahead 86-79.

    Irving was whistled for his fifth foul with 7:08 left, but Brooklyn challenged the call and it was reversed to an offensive foul on Scottie Barnes. Irving then hit a 3 and Nic Claxton followed with a driving layup to give the Nets their biggest lead of the game, 100-88.

    ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓

    However, O.G. Anunoby's 3-pointer with 1:46 remaining capped a 12-0 Toronto run and tied it.

    Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving leads the Nets in scoring with 30 points on 11 of 24 shooting. PHOTO: AP

    TIP-INS

    Raptors: VanVleet needs just one 3-pointers to tie Morris Peterson (801) for second on the Raptors' career list. Kyle Lowry has the franchise record at 1,518.

    Watch Now

    Nets: The Nets' 130-108 loss to New Orleans on Wednesday was their ninth opening defeat in the last 10 years. … Brooklyn has not started a season 0-2 since 2015-16.

    BACK WHERE YOU BELONG

    New Jersey's Joe Harris returned to the court for the first time since suffering a left ankle injury against Oklahoma City last Nov. 14. He entered the game with six minutes left in the first quarter. Harris' first shot was an air ball at 3:51, but he then connected on a 3-pointer at 2:39. "I wanted to try and play the first game, but just wasn't quite where I was supposed to be performing. I needed just a little bit more time."

    UP NEXT

    Raptors: At Miami on Saturday night.

    Nets: At Memphis on Monday night.

    Read Next
    Watch Now
    Sorry, no results found for
    Kevin Durant makes three of nine attempts from beyond the arc.
    PHOTO: AP
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result