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On Saturday night, the Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors by a final score of 107-100.

The Skinny: The chemistry between Deron Williams and Joe Johnson was slightly off early, but Brook Lopez picked up the slack, scoring eight straight points after Williams scored the first points in Brooklyn Nets history. But the Raptors, mainly Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, shot well from three-point range to help give Toronto an eight-point lead to close out the first quarter. The Nets reserves, led by C.J. Watson, orchestrated a 15-3 run to start the second quarter. Brooklyn outscored Toronto 33-17 in the second, giving the Nets an eight-point lead at the half. Brooklyn led by as many as 14 midway through the third quarter, but the Raptors cut the deficit to six heading into the fourth. Toronto got to within one and kept the game close in the waning minutes, but the Nets made their free throws down the stretch to ice the game. Gerald Wallace was taken to locker room with a left ankle sprain after a hard collision with Lowry in the final minute. The X-rays were negative, and he's listed as day-to-day.

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