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Nets Manhandle Raptors For Second Win

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The Nets lost another starter (Mehmet Okur) to injury on Friday in Toronto, but that was the only bad news, as they ended their six-game losing streak with an easy 97-85 win over the Raptors.

The Nets won every quarter of the game, but took control with a 13-0 run midway through the second quarter and led by eight at the half. They took their first double-digit lead of the season early in the third and opened the game up early in the fourth. Also, in the third, the Nets became the first team in NBA history to put four players with the same last name on the court at the same time.

New Jersey shot just 39 percent from the field, but made 15 of 31 3-point attempts and turned the ball over just 10 times.

Anthony Morrow and Deron Williams led all scorers with 24 points apiece. Morrow was on fire, hitting six of his 10 threes. Williams dished out nine assists and got to the line 13 times. DeShawn Stevenson, getting his first start as a Net, added 15 points, all on 3-pointers, and held DeMar DeRozan to just three points on the other end. Kris Humphries grabbed 16 rebounds and Jordan Farmar hit some big shots off the bench.

Okur left the game in the first quarter with back spasms. In his absence, Johan Petro started the second half and Jordan Williams got 10 minutes of playing time. Also, Morrow had his two front bottom teeth pushed back when he was hit in the mouth and went to the dentist after the game.