The Nets ended a string of losing streaks on Friday, defeating the Raptors in London, the first NBA game played in Europe. The Nets ended a six-game losing streak, a three-game losing streak with Deron Williams playing, a six-game losing streak to the Raptors and a 11-game losing streak in the Atlantic Division going back a year.
They even broke a two-game losing streak while playing overseas, having lost two games in Japan back in 1996.
Williams had his fourth straight double-double, with 16 points (14 in the second half) and 11 assists, one of two Nets with a double-double. Kris Humphries finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 25 points and Damion James had his best game as a pro, with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The Nets even got a boost from Sundiata Gaines, who came up with 7 and 2 in a critical stretch in the third. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 30.
On a negative note, Anthony Morrow left the game after suffering a slight concussion and did not return. He said he has been told not to expect to play Saturday.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Nets-Raptors notebook - Sekou Smith - NBA.com
Play of the Day - Deron Williams (Video) - NBA.com
Block of the Night - Kris Humphries (Video) - NBA.com
Nets beat Raptors in Europe's 1st NBA game - Mattias Karen - AP
- Nets, Raptors Truly Going Global - Sekou Smith - NBA.com
Despite Game’s Pairings, N.B.A.’s London Debut Has High Stakes - Ravi Somaiya - New York Times
- Deron Williams finally gets first win with New Jersey as Nets beats Raptors - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Ex-Molloy star lifts Nets in UK - Mattias Karen - New York Post
London calling: Nets get Williams his first win - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- Rapid Reaction: Nets 116, Raptors 103 (London) - Ian Whittell - ESPN New York
Deron Williams Press Conference (Video) - NBA.com
- Post-Game Plus (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Marv Albert & Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Brook Lopez Interview (Video) - Mike Fratello - YES Network
- Arena Link: Brook Lopez (Video) - NBA.com
NETS Go to London, & Gaines Gains Most - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets beat Toronto to win London NBA game - BBC
- NETS WIN AS NBA COMES TO EUROPE - Sporting Life
- JOHNSON IMPRESSED WITH LONDON CROWD - Sporting Life
Williams, ex-Raptors conspire to torch Toronto - Doug Smith - Toronto Star
Raptors fall to Nets in London opener - Doug Smith - Toronto Star
NBA Euro expansion not so far-fetched after all - Dave Feschuk - Toronto Star
- Raptors Tipoff: Raps vs. Nets - Mike Ganter - Toronto Sun
Humphries steals show as Nets down Raps in England - Mike Ganter - Toronto Sun
- Nets top Raptors in first regular-season NBA game in Europe - National Post
Raptors Can't Stop Nets Late In London Opener - Jay Satur - Toronto Raptors