Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Toronto Raptors to sign veteran point guard Jeremy Lin

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Kristopher Love | 13 February, 2019, 14:01

D'Angelo Russell had 28 points and 14 assists for the Nets. Ball-handling and play-making are always at a premium, especially late in games, and splitting the responsibility can help the offence thrive without giving much back on defence because of the specific guards the Raptors have employed. Jarrett Allen added 15 points and Shabazz Napier had 10.

The Raptors were looking for a third point guard after trading Delon Wright to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the deal to acquire Marc Gasol last week.

After Brooklyn pulled to within two, Toronto again opened a seven-point lead on Gasol's 20-footer with 6:49 left.

Leonard knotted the game at 122 and Russell and Toronto's Danny Green traded 3-pointers to tie the game at 125. The five three-pointers are the most Harris has ever made in a single quarter, and matched his season-high for an entire game. He's averaged almost 20 minutes per game, scoring 10.7 points, dishing 3.5 assists and hauling down 2.3 rebounds per contest.

The Nets put up 60 first-half points on the strength of Harris' early shooting to take a four-point halftime lead.

Toronto led 120-114 on a three by Lowry at 2:45 of the fourth but Crabbe replied with back-to-back three-pointers to tie it at 120 at 1:34. And the team announced Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet will be sidelined for three weeks with a ligament injury in his thumb.