Valanciunas double-double helps Raptors beat New York 116-102

    14 de marzo de 2018

    New York, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas scored a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds on Tuesday to help Toronto Raptors win their ninth game on the trot by beating home team Brooklyn Nets 116-102.

    This was Toronto's 16th win in the last 17 games they have played.

    Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and reserve playmaker Fred Vanvleet scored 15 points each while Kyle Lowry had a double-double of 11 points and 11 assists for the Canadian team.

    The Raptors, leading the Eastern Conference points table, held the Nets to 35 points after halftime and scored their seventh consecutive victory on the road.

    Congolese-Spanish player Serge Ibaka scored nine points and nine rebounds - seven of them defensive - in 27 minutes of play for Toronto.

    Playmaker D'Angelo Russell led the scoring for the Nets by scoring 32 points and converting 10 of 22 field goal attempts, apart from taking seven rebounds.

    The Nets - who have been eliminated from the playoffs - lost their 10th consecutive game against the Raptors.