Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors 2/11/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

The Nets did almost everything right expect get the win. It was a nail-biter down the stretch with some massive plays from both sides. There were plenty of positives to take away from the performance despite the loss. Here’s how it went down.

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1st Quarter:

  • Joey Buckets kicks off scoring with the three
  • Make that 2/2 from the perimeter for Harris
  • Joey is feelin’ it!
  • Kurucs goes bang from three off the feed from Russell
  • Pretty passing leading to the Allen bucket
  • Four threes for Harris!
  • The man is unconscious
  • Smooth jumper from LeVert from the free throw line
  • Lovely look away pass from Napier as he drops it off to Crabbe in transition
  • Napier’s defensive energy leads to another transition opportunity for LeVert
  • 7-0 run for Brooklyn gives them an 8 point lead
  • Ed Davis is so strong down low
  • Nets lead after one, 29-21

2nd Quarter:

  • Corner three for Crabbe
  • Great composure and balance from Rondae on the layup
  • Another trey for AC off the steal
  • Sleek pick and roll from Russell and Davis
  • Russell joins in with a three
  • Raptors have gone on a 7-0 run to tie the game up
  • Graham hits the three out the timeout
  • Back to back threes for Graham
  • What a feed from Harris to Allen for the dunk
  • Kurucs cuts for the slam
  • You can’t leave Joey open!
  • Dear lord Joe Harris, that’s seven threes!
  • Nets hold a 60-56 lead at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Nifty floater by Russell to kick off scoring in the second half
  • Backs it up with the jumper
  • Great drive and finish from D’Lo
  • Allen finishes the layup through the contact on the feed from Russell
  • Superb strength and body control by Russell on the drive
  • He’s driving like a mad man
  • Heck of a ball fake and finish by Russell, again, on the drive
  • Toronto on a 7-0 run
  • The drive from Harris leaves Allen open for the slam
  • Allen slips to the rim for the uncontested dunk
  • Russell continues to drive at will
  • Nice two man game from Napier and Davis
  • Timely three from Crabbe
  • Shifty layup from Shabazz
  • Smooth fadeaway on the 2-for-1 play to end the quarter
  • All tied up at 92 to end the third

4th Quarter:

  • Toronto on a 8-0 run
  • Napier hits the bucket off the glass
  • Backs it up with a triple
  • Bank three for Crabbe
  • Caris nails the floater
  • Allen nails the corner three
  • Great block by Allen leading to the transition three for Crabbe on the other end
  • Another three for Crabbe ties it up at 120
  • Russell hits the cold blooded three
  • Nets go down 127-125