Nets Return Home And Get Blown Out By Raptors

The Nets made it clear on Sunday that they aren't quite ready for playoff contention, laying an egg against the Raptors at the Prudential Center. It was Toronto's first win without Andrea Bargnani and Deron Williams' first loss to the Raptors, and it wasn't close.

Toronto led by five at the half and started the third quarter on a 12-2 run to go up 15. The Nets could never put more than one score or stop together in the second half, and Toronto cruised to a 94-73 victory. The Nets shot just 36 percent from the field, while the Raptors shot 52 percent.

Williams led the Nets with 24 points and six assists, but made just eight of his 21 shots. Anthony Morrow added 14 points, but starters DeShawn Stevenson, Kris Humphries and Shelden Williams combined for just five points on 2-for-8 shooting, while MarShon Brooks and Jordan Farmar combined to shoot 6-for-19 off the bench. After being shut down by Stevenson in the first meeting, DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 27 points.

Stevenson re-injured his right knee in the third quarter and said he won't play Tuesday at Indiana.

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