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The Nets (20-23) lost to the Toronto Raptors (23-21) tonight by a score of 104-103.

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[sny-box] In a battle of the two top teams in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors held a 94-85 lead with just over eight minutes remaining. But the Nets rallied on the shoulders of Paul Pierce to go on a 9-0 run to tie the game and eventually take the lead.

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The Nets (15-22) lost to the Toronto Raptors (18-17) tonight by a score of 96-80.

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[sny-box] The Nets struggled through the first half but really picked things up to start the third quarter ? opening up a 10-point lead at the halfway point of the frame.

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On Sunday afternoon, the Nets were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by a final score of 93-87.

The Skinny: The Raptors shot lights out to start the game on a 14-2 run. Keith Bogans responded with a pair of three-pointers, and Joe Johnson followed with a three to cut the deficit to three. DeMar DeRozan scored 11 first-quarter points, and a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Rudy Gay gave Toronto a four-point lead after one.

A 7-0 Raptors? run to start the second quarter increased the lead to double figures. Toronto then went on an 11-0 run to push the lead to 20. The Raptors outscored the Nets 27-12 in the quarter to take a 19-point lead at the break.

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Tonight at 3:30 p.m., the Nets play on the road in Toronto against the Raptors.

Brooklyn will attempt to sweep the Raptors for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. A win would also mark a four-game road winning stretch ? a feat the Nets have not accomplished since Nov. 26 ? Dec. 6, 2008.

Though out of playoff contention, Toronto have won four of its last five games.

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