The Toronto Raptors (23-43) defeated the New Jersey Nets (22-44) 98-67 at the Air Canada Centre Thursday night. In a battle to avoid the dubious distinction of last place in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors came out on top. The Nets, meanwhile, played like a last place team, shooting only 30 percent from the field, doling out 15 turnovers and down by as many as 38 points. The Raptors closed the first half 54-27 on a 15-0 run and never looked back. After extending their lead to 73-43 after the third quarter they closed the door in the fourth. Both teams had thin rosters due to injury, only seven players got on the floor for the Raptors with only eight players for the Nets. The seven players were all the Raptors needed, led by Ed Davis’ double-double, scoring a career high 24 points with 12 rebounds and Gary Forbes added 23 points. Ben Uzoh notched his first career triple-double with 12 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, while Solomon Alabi had his first career double-double with 11 points 19 rebounds and 3 blocks, all career highs. The Nets were led by Anthony Morrow and Armon Johnson who scored 11 points each, Jordan Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Raptors tied the season-series with the Nets 2-2 as they played their last game ever representing the city of New Jersey as they move to Brooklyn next season. QUOTABLE: “This game was meaningless, but they came out and laid it on the line and played for 48 minutes.” — Raptors head coach Dwane Casey THE STAT …
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[HD] Danny Granger HIGHLIGHTS – TRIBUTE – 2012 – Danny Granger, Jr. (born April 20, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He is mainly a small forward, though he does log time at the power forward position. He is also able to initiate the team’s offense and so is regarded as one who can play the point forward position. Before his professional career, he went to Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana where he was a McDonald’s All-American nominee before his senior year. He was a good student who scored a 30 on the ACT and was offered admission to Yale University. He played for Bradley University and then transferred to University of New Mexico in the middle of his sophomore year.
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