(NEW YORK) — DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry added 22, as the Toronto Raptors evened their first-round playoff series at two games apiece by beating the Brooklyn Nets 87-79 Sunday night.
The Nets took the lead in the fourth quarter with 4:58 remaining when Kevin Garnett hit his second free throw, but the Raptors didn’t let Brooklyn score again. The series now shifts back to Toronto for Game 5.
“That’s just us, man,” DeRozan said. “We’re definitely resilient. We’re never going to give up until the game’s over.”
Paul Pierce led all Nets with 22 points and Deron Williams added 10 points and six assists in the loss.
“This is where we should be at our best, those late-game situations,” Williams said. “We’ve been there before. They’re a younger team that doesn’t have as much proper experience, but they ain’t playing like it.”
Game 5 is Wednesday night in Toronto. The start time is to be determined.
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