Lucas Viveiros | The Avro Post

Dawning their OVO themed third-jerseys, the Toronto Raptors clawed their way to a victory over the Brooklyn Nets 116-112. 

It was yet another tight contest against a lower ranked squad, but Toronto was able to battle to their 54th win of the season.

Point guard Kyle Lowry lead the Raps with his 10th triple-double of the year, totalling 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Coach Casey was not pleased with his team’s play, saying “We were not sharp whatsoever. We did not deserve to win that game” in his post game media scrum.

Toronto went into the final quarter trailing Brooklyn 91-84, and at one point in the game were as far down as 14 points.

This was in main part due to a solid performance from Nets guard D’Angelo Russell who put together a triple-double of his own, with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.

All in all, the three ball was the saving grace for the Raptors in the game, and propelled them to the victory.

The Raptors will take the court next on Sunday, up against the Los Angles Clippers.

Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Air Canada Centre and can be viewed on TSN.

More news from the court

  • Raptors star Kyle Lowry now has 215 three pointers made this season, breaking his own team record of 212 recorded back in the 2015-2016 season
  • Forward CJ Miles missed his second straight game with an illness
  • Due to a complaint made to the officials by Kyle Lowry, the game was halted in the third quarter to check if the rim Toronto was shooting on was even
  • Toronto is six wins away from clinching first in the Eastern Conference, and home court for the first three rounds of the playoffs

More coverage to follow. Image from SB Nation. 

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