Well, if you are going to blow up a winning streak you might as well do it in style. The New Jersey Nets accomplished that Sunday night at the Prudential Center, suffering a lopsided 94-73 loss to the Toronto Raptors that ended a two-game winning streak.
Nets coach Avery Johnson summed up the team’s effort this way:
“We didn’t have any energy on either side of the floor,” Nets coach Avery Johnson said. “(Toronto) came in, they’re a hungry team, and [DeMar] DeRozan had a big night. Unfortunately we just had a bad offense and bad defense.”
New Jersey (7-14) shot just 36.5 percent from the field for the game. The Nets got a team-high 24 points and six assists from Deron Williams, and 14 from Anthony Morrow. Other than that, though, the offense was non-existent.
New Jersey trailed by just five points at halftime, but the Raptors outscored New Jersey in the third quarter, 26-14, to take control.
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