Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Toronto Raptors (TOR) vs Brooklyn Nets (BKN) on April 22, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Amalie Arena.
The Toronto Raptors defeats one of the strongest teams in the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets with a final score of 103-114.
Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby led the Raptors with spectacular performances. Siakam tallied 27 points and 9 rebounds, almost finishing the game with a double-double while Anunoby had 25 and hit 4 three-pointers.
“OG got us going early, then Pascal got it going and we just continued to get better throughout the game,” Lowry shared his thoughts on the performance of his teammates. “We figured it out.”
The agile Raptor guards namely, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet helped the squad win the game against the Nets with 31 combined points. Lowry added 14 and 17 from VanVleet.
The Raptors did not give up after the first quarter where the Nets were leading 13 points on them. In the second quarter and in the third quarter, the Raptors outscored the Nets by double-digit points within those quarters alone. By the end of the third quarter, they were leading by as much as 12 points at 81-92.
Meanwhile, the Nets are still playing without Kevin Durant due to a left thigh contusion.
“It’s obviously a difficult situation, but a lot of teams are playing short-handed. You’ve got to play with the guys who are there,” Joe Harris shared. “At the start of the second half, we let them go on a few different runs.”
Irving had 28 points for the Nets. Additionally, he could have ended the game with a triple-double as he grabbed 11 rebounds and had 8 dimes. Bruce Brown had a big game as a player who was coming off from the bench. Brown scored 21 points while grabbing 14 boards.
Joe Harris added 14 points and dropped 4 three-point shots. Shamet played terribly today, scoring 10 points, and only managed to sink 3 out of his 17 attempts on the floor, 2 out of 12 from outside the three-point arc.
Unfortunately, Chris Boucher, the tall forward of the Raptors, suffered an ankle injury late in the fourth quarter.
The Toronto Raptors improve to 25-34 while the Brooklyn Nets drop to 39-20.
Nets vs Raptors
36-23; 22-33; 23-36; 22-22
Nets (103) – Irving 28, Brown 21, Harris 14, Shamet 10, Griffin 9
Raptors (114) – Siakam 27, Anunoby 25, VanVleet 17, Lowry 14, Birch 8