Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/19

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th

Nets 105

(2-2, 1-1 away)

Raptors 107

(1-2, 1-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 19, 2005

    Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    NJ 21 23 30 23 8105
    TOR 15 30 20 32 10107

    Villanueva's 3 FTs forces OT; Woods also comes through

    TORONTO (AP) -- Charlie Villanueva had 24 points and Loren Woods scored six points in overtime to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 107-105 victory over the New Jersey Nets in an exhibition game on Wednesday night.

    Villanueva, the seventh overall pick in the draft, tied it at 97 with 1.6 seconds left in regulation by making three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt.

    The 6-foot-10 forward finished 8-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc.

    Vince Carter scored 20 points for the Nets in his second appearance in Toronto since being traded to New Jersey by the Raptors. Fans booed Carter every time he touched the ball, but the reaction was tame compared to his first trip back last season.

    None of the players traded for Carter played for the Raptors.

    Toronto's Alvin Williams received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. Williams' career has been in doubt after he missed last season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. He played five minutes.

    "I always knew I'd be back here for at least one more game. This may be the only game," Williams said. "I knew I'd be back before I would say I couldn't play any more. Somebody is going to have to tell me that I can't play."

    After Villanueva made his first two free throw attempts with 1.6 seconds left, New Jersey coach Lawrence Frank called a timeout. Villanueva made his last attempt, prompting Toronto coach Sam Mitchell to stick out his tongue and point toward Frank.

    Woods finished with nine points for the Raptors, who won their first game of the preseason.

    Corey Williams' free throw gave Toronto the lead for good with 18 seconds left in overtime. Villanueva made one of two free throws in the final seconds.

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