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DeRozan leads Raptors past Nets, 104-99

Posted at 12:08 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 00:08:08-05

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan had 25 points, Kyle Lowry added 23 points and nine assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 104-99 on Tuesday night.

Brook Lopez had 35 points, one shy of his season high, for the Nets, who lost the season series to the Raptors for the first time since 2009-10.

The Raptors rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to get back on track at home after their franchise-record, 12-game home win streak ended Sunday against Houston.

Toronto’s 58-42 halftime hole equaled its biggest of the season, done in a loss at Golden State in November.

The Raptors got within two courtesy of a 22-9 run over the final 5:55 of the third quarter and finally jumped in front on Patrick Patterson’s 3-pointer to open the fourth.