Toronto Raptors lose Game 3 to Brooklyn Nets 102-98

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points on a night he didn’t get much help from his teammates and the Toronto Raptors dropped a 102-98 decision to Brooklyn on Friday, giving the Nets a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.

Patrick Patterson added 17 points and Kyle Lowry finished with 15 points for the Raptors, who rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to nearly steal a victory in Barclays Center. Jonas Valanciunas added 10 points and 10 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double of the series.

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Joe Johnson topped the Nets with 29 points, while Deron Williams had 22 and Paul Pierce finished with 18.

Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday in Brooklyn, then the series heads back to Toronto for Game 5 on Wednesday.

The Raptors were looking for their first playoff road win…

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