The Toronto Raptors takes 2-0 series lead against the Brooklyn Nets, 104-99.
The Nets came well prepared in Game 2 and actually had their chance to take the victory and even the series.
It seems that Brooklyn knew what to do on slowing down the defending champion as they focused their defense on their opponent’s shooters.
In Game 1, the Raptors were superb in their three-point barrage and registered 50% from that area. In Game 2, the Nets clamped them and limit Toronto to only 25.7 percent.
However, Fred VanVleet found a new scoring friend in Norman Powell who delivered 24 points. VanVleet who was the scoring leader in Game 1 also scored 24 points while Kyle Lowry added 21 markers.
Brookly was led by Garrett Temple who made 21 points and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot added with 17.
Caris LeVert was steady in his output as he registered another double-double outing with 16 points and 11 rebounds yet not enough to get the victory.
Game 3 of the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors are scheduled on August 22 at 1:30 AM (PHI time).