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Raptors overwhelm Nets 150-122 to finish first-round sweep

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 22:35:02-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Norman Powell scored 29 points, fellow reserve Serge Ibaka added 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors steamrolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Brooklyn Nets 150-122 to complete a four-game sweep.

The Raptors lost Kyle Lowry to a foot injury in the first quarter but the defending NBA champions had more than enough depth and power left to wrap up the first sweep in franchise history and set up a series with the Boston Celtics.

The Raptors upped their record to 11-1 in the bubble and made it clear it won’t be easy to knock them off their spot atop the NBA.