National Basketball Association
Toronto 119, Brooklyn 118
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 8, 2020
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
#21 Dedric Taylor, #71 Rodney Mott, #3 Nick Buchert
Fred VanVleet scored 29 points -- 10 in the fourth quarter -- and the Toronto Raptors held on to defeat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 119-118 on Saturday night to extend their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games.
Pascal Siakam made the winning free throw with 22.9 seconds to play and finished with 20 points for the Raptors, who have won 18 of their past 19 games against the Nets, including 10 straight at home.
Toronto has won the first three meetings between the teams this season.
Terence Davis II added 20 points for the Raptors. Matt Thomas had a career-best 15 and Serge Ibaka scored 12.
Caris LeVert had 37 points for Brooklyn. Spencer Dinwiddie added 21 points and 11 assists, DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Taurean Prince had 17 points and Joe Harris 11 for the Nets, who had won five of their previous seven games.
The Raptors had an 18-point lead during the third quarter and led by 12 entering the fourth.
VanVleet's jumper stretched the lead to six with 1:38 to go, but the Nets answered with four points to trim the margin to two. LeVert's step-back jumper tied the score at 118 with 35.4 seconds remaining.
After Siakam made one of two free throws, LeVert and Harris missed shots to end the game.
The Nets led 36-33 after the first quarter.
Toronto used an 11-0 run to lead by seven in the second quarter. A three-foot hook shot by Siakam put the Raptors ahead by 15 with 3:09 to play in the first half.
The Raptors led 66-54 at halftime.
OG Anunoby's dunk gave Toronto an 18-point lead with 8:43 to play in the third quarter.
The Nets'' Wilson Chandler made three free throws with 3:22 to play in the third, cutting the lead to nine.
The Raptors led 100-88 after three quarters.
The Raptors were without guard Kyle Lowry, who suffered whiplash in the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Caris LeVert 37
Fred VanVleet 29
Spencer Dinwiddie 11
Fred VanVleet 6
DeAndre Jordan 14
Terence Davis 8
Caris LeVert 7
||Free Throws Made
Chris Boucher 5
Jarrett Allen 1
Matt Thomas 3
DeAndre Jordan 3
Chris Boucher 3
Team Stats Summary
Toronto will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Raptors have a W/L % of .718 after a win and .786 after a loss.
Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Nets have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .464 after a loss.