VanVleet, Powell lead Raptors past Nets for 2-0 series lead

Nets Raptors Basketball Playoffs
Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 18:07:02-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Fred VanVleet had 24 points and 10 assists, Norman Powell had a big game off the bench with 24 points and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors held on to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 104-99 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in the first round playoff series.

Kyle Lowry had 21 points, nine rebounds and a big forced turnover in the closing seconds, and Pascal Siakam added 19 points for the second-seeded Raptors.

The Nets were led by Garrett Temple’s 21 points. Game 3 is Friday night.