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RJ, Nets Recover Well In Toronto

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The Nets rebounded from their rough start to the season with a convincing victory in Toronto Friday night. Turnovers were still a problem (21), but rebounding was improved as New Jersey won the board battle 46-35. The Nets led by as many as 24 points in the third quarter, but the Raptors closed to within 9 midway through the fourth. A big Richard Jefferson three-pointer off an offensive rebound and assist from Nenad Krstic then started New Jersey on a 10-2 run to put the game away. Jefferson carried the load offensively, scoring 35 points on 9 of 17 shooting while also grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists. Vince Carter struggled a bit, but still finished with 20 points, 7 boards and 6 dimes.