Saturday, May 05, 2007

Nets finish up Raptors in 6 games.

I didn't watch the whole game, in fact I only caught the last ten minutes or so of the fourth quarter because I was live blogging the Braves game, but it was still a very exciting ten minutes that I watched. The Raptors held in there throughout the fourth quarter and with a little over 3 minutes the took their first lead of the game since there was 2:44 left in the third quarter. They took the lead on a pair of made free throws and pulled ahead 93-92. The teams went back and forth and finally with 12 seconds left, Lawrence Frank called the Nets final timeout with Toronto leading 97-96.

I don't know what play Frank called during the 60 second timeout, but it was perfect. It seemed sort of like a backdoor screen to Jefferson, but Jefferson took the pass on the baseline from Kidd and did a spin move and layed it in for the go ahead points. And then after a Toronto timeout the Raptors showed their unexperience and threw the ball away to non other than Jefferson to end the game. Jefferson led the team with 21 points, Vince was next with 20 and Kidd was very close to another triple-double 18 points, 15 assists and 8 rebounds.
The Nets face the the Cleveland Cav's in the 2nd round. The Cav's swept the Washington Wizards who were without both Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler.

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