Center Brook Lopez paced the Nets (1-0) with 27 points and collected five rebounds. Star point guard Deron Williams had 17 points and nine assists, while offseason addition Joe Johnson had 14 points in his Brooklyn debut. C.J. Watson led all scorers off the bench chipping in with 15 points while Reggie Evans hauled in 12 rebounds in just 16 minutes of playing time.
Toronto jumped out to a 35-27 lead after the first quarter, but the Nets recovered in the second outscoring the Raptors by 16 to take an eight-point halftime lead.
The two teams stayed close in the second half, but Brooklyn ultimately pulled away in the final minutes of the game.
Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 28 points. Lowry also collected eight rebounds and eight assists while DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors. Andrea Bargnani chipped in with 13 points.