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Raptors Win Nail-Biter to Tie Series

The opportunity was there to take a 2-0 series lead back home, but the Nets couldn't get the basket they needed down the stretch Tuesday night, and the Raptors tied the series at one game apiece. It was a game of runs once again, but this time, neither team led by more than seven points and after an ugly first half, it was tight throughout the final 24 minutes. Richard Jefferson hit a three to take a one-point lead with 46 seconds left in the game, but after a pair of T.J. Ford free throws, RJ missed a jumper to regain the lead. After two more at the stripe for Ford, Boki Nachbar had a final chance to tie it with nine seconds on the clock, but his three from the corner was off the mark. Jefferson, Jason Kidd and Vince Carter combined to shoot just 17-54 (.315) from the floor, but Nachbar had another big game and Kidd kept them in it by shooting much better from beyond the arc (4-of-6) than inside it (1-of-8). On the other end, Chris Bosh and Anthony Parker combined to score 51 of Toronto's 89 points.