Nets beat Raptors for season-high 7th win in a row

Nets beat Raptors for season-high 7th win in a row
January 15, 2013, 10:06 pm
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson #7 drives against Toronto Raptors small forward Landry Fields #2 during their game at the Barclays Center on January15, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Nets, in the midst of their longest winning streak since running off 14 in a row late in the 2005-06 season. A .500 team when they fired Avery Johnson late last month, Brooklyn is 9-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and has pulled within 1 1/2 games of the New York Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead.

The Nets dominated the fourth quarter again, pulling away for their sixth straight home victory.