TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Amir Johnson scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 as the Raptors rebounded from a 94-87 loss in Game 1. It was Valanciunas’ second straight playoff double-double.
Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Deron Williams had 15 and Mirza Teletovic 14 for the Nets, who will host Game 3 on Friday night.
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Hampered by foul trouble throughout the game, Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce went 2 for 11 from the field, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range. He finished with seven points.
Kevin Garnett scored 13 points and Shaun Livingston had 12 for the Nets, who led 66-64 heading into the fourth and couldn’t take advantage of 21 Toronto turnovers.
PACERS 101, HAWKS 85
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Paul George had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, leading Indiana to the victory.
The Pacers and Hawks are tied at a game apiece heading into Game 3 in Atlanta on Thursday.
Reserve Luis Scola added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half.
Indiana grabbed control with a 25-2 run that carried over into the fourth quarter.
George was especially effective even though he spent much of the night defending Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, who had 14 points. Paul Millsap finished with 19 for Atlanta.