Jacque Vaughn has asked — scratch that, demanded — the Nets to fight for each other. On Saturday (AEDT), they got back up off the mat and fought their way to a stunning come-from-behind 119-116 victory over the Raptors.
It was Kyrie Irving — who last season couldn’t play in Canada due to COVID-19 vaccine restrictions — that won it with a 27-footer at the buzzer. He had a team-high 32 points, and Kevin Durant added 28 for the Nets, who have won nine of 10.
It completed a season sweep of the Raptors, and it also was the latest proof that this Nets team actually has a jaw. They rallied from 18 points down to grind out a tough, gritty win and disappoint the sellout crowd of 19,800 at Scotiabank Arena.
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Sat, 17 Dec