NBA: Raptors blow big lead but hang on for win over Nets to lead 3-2
Published on May 1, 2014 6:15 PM
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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