Gritty Raptors Get Even With Nets

Toronto secures first playoff win since ’02, ties series at one
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2007 9:59 AM CDT
Gritty Raptors Get Even With Nets
Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh (4) drives past New Jersey Nets' Josh Boone during the first half of Game 2 of first round NBA playoff basketball in Toronto, Tuesday April 24, 2007. (AP PHOTO/CP, Adrian Wyld) CANADA   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The Toronto Raptors won their first playoff game in nearly five years last night, beating the New Jersey Nets 89-83 to even their best-of-seven series at one game apiece. Toronto used a 31-point fourth quarter to overcome a five-point deficit.

The young Raptors got 26 points from Anthony Parker and 25 from star Chris Bosh, as they held Nets stars Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson to just 12-40 shooting from the floor combined. Nets head coach Lawrence Frank complimented his rivals: “There’s a reason why we missed shots.They affected them.” (Read more NBA stories.)

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