84 - 98 Final
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Green and Nets knock down Raptors

Mar 15, 2012 - 3:58 AM Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Gerald Green scored 16 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, as the New Jersey Nets took down the Toronto Raptors, 98-84.

Kris Humphries added 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Nets, who went 1-2 on a three-game homestand. Anthony Morrow tallied 15 points.

"It's not just me," Humphries said. "Gerald has come in on a 10-day and, look it up, I don't know if anybody has played that well ever. He is playing great."

Jerryd Bayless ended with 16 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, who have lost three of four. James Johnson also had 16 points.

The Raptors led by as many as five in the first quarter and took a 22-19 lead into the second.

Toronto used a 13-2 run during the middle stages of the second to build a nine-point margin. Leandro Barbosa tallied the first five points of the burst, which DeMar DeRozan capped with a jumper for a 40-31 edge with 3:57 left.

The Raptors took a 46-41 lead into the locker room.

But New Jersey turned the tables after the break, starting the second half with five straight points to tie the game.

Holding a 60-57 lead with 2:30 remaining, the Nets ended the period on an 8-4 flurry. Johan Petro scored the final four points of the spurt for New Jersey to make it a 68-61 game.

Green's three-point play with 9:07 left gave the Nets a 76-65 margin, and the home team led by at least eight the rest of the way.

"The Nets outworked us. Humphries had 21 rebounds. You have to be physical with him in the paint, and we didn't have that," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.

Game Notes

Toronto had won five straight at New Jersey...The Nets were without All-Star point guard Deron Williams (calf) for a third straight game...New Jersey improved to 5-15 at home this season...Toronto fell to 7-15 on the road this year...Raptors guard Jose Calderon missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle...New Jersey shot 48.1 percent and went 7-of-17 from three-point range, while the Raptors shot 38.3 percent and went 1-of-10 from beyond the arc.