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Seventh-place Nets top Raptors behind Williams, Young, Lopez

Brooklyn Nets V Toronto RaptorsThe Brooklyn Nets won a game two nights earlier when Deron Williams missed in the lane and Brook Lopez scored on a rebound.

Luckily for them, Thaddeus Young didn’t count on that happening again.

Young swooped in to make the tiebreaking basket on a follow shot with 22 seconds left after misses by Williams and Lopez, and the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 114-109 on Friday night for their season-high sixth straight victory.

”I know it’s a crucial moment of the game, so you have to make those types of big plays,” Young said.

Williams scored a season-high 31 points and Lopez added 30 points and 17 rebounds for the Nets, who have surged into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Young, acquired from Minnesota for Kevin Garnett in February, tied his season high with 29 points.

DeMar DeRozan finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Raptors, who fell a game behind Chicago for third place in the East. Read more…