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NBA: Raptors blow big lead but hang on for win over Nets to lead 3-2

Published on May 1, 2014 6:15 PM
 
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors goes around Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 30, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Raptors held off the charging Brooklyn Nets, hanging on for a 115-113 victory on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to move one win away from advancing in the National Basketball Association play-offs. -- PHOTO: AFP

TORONTO (AFP) - The Toronto Raptors held off the charging Brooklyn Nets, hanging on for a 115-113 victory on Wednesday to move one win away from advancing in the National Basketball Association play-offs.

The Raptors squandered a 26-point lead, but escaped with a victory that gave them a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series.

The Raptors, who won Game Four in Brooklyn, can capture their first post-season series win since 2001 with a victory there in Game Six on Friday.

"My emotions? You wouldn't want to hear it," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said of the dramatic fourth quarter. "We just didn't play smart.

 
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