Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 11/1

Game 1: Wednesday, November 1st
Raptors92Final
Nets102
Game 2: Friday, December 15th
Nets78Final
Raptors90
Game 3: Tuesday, January 9th
Raptors86Final
Nets101
Game 4: Wednesday, February 14th
Nets109Final
Raptors120

Raptors 92

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Nets 102

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 1, 2006

    IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 27 22 21 2292
    NJ 28 25 21 28102

    Top Performers

    Toronto: A. Parker 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    New Jersey: V. Carter 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast

    Kidd opens season with triple-double against Raptors

    Associated Press

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Nets had the perfect answer for the Toronto Raptors' new run-and-gun game: Jason Kidd and Vince Carter.

    Fewest points in NBA debut:
    No. 1 picks, since 1966
    Player
    Year
    Team
    Points
    Doug Collins
    1974
    76ers
    0
    Yao
    Ming
    2002
    Rockets
    0
    Andrea Bargnani
    2006
    Raptors
    2
    Kwame Brown
    2001
    Wizards
    2
    Kent Benson
    1978
    Bucks
    2
    LaRue Martin
    1973
    Trailblazers
    2
    Cazzie Russell
    1967
    Knicks
    2

    Kidd had 14 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his 76th career triple-double, Carter added 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Nets beat the Raptors 102-92 on Wednesday night.

    Kidd stole the show in the final quarter with eight points, four assists and four rebounds. The point guard had four points and three assists in a quarter-opening, 18-8 spurt that gave New Jersey a 92-78 lead in what had been a closely contested contest.

    Richard Jefferson, the other member of the Nets' big three, added 16 points, while Nenad Krstic and Bostjan Nachbar had 14 points apiece.

    Anthony Parker, the free agent signed after playing in Israel, had 22 points to lead the Raptors, who are trying to transform themselves into the Phoenix Suns of the north. T.J. Ford, who was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee, added 19 points and seven assists. Chris Bosh had 14 points on a terrible 5-for-13 shooting night during which he was called for five fouls.

    The game also marked the NBA debuts of two of the Raptors' highly publicized European imports, No. 1 overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani of Italy and free agent forward Jorge Garbajosa of Spain. Neither was very impressive.

    Bargnani played just under nine foul-plagued minutes, collecting more fouls (3) than points (2). The 21-year-old center was 1-of-3 from the field with a delay-of-game warning for taking a shot after walk.

    Garbajosa played 20 minutes, but only had two points on 1-of-8 shooting and five rebounds.

    Carter helped the Nets take the lead for good late in the third quarter, handing out three assists in a late 8-2 spurt that put New Jersey ahead 74-70.

    Jefferson started the fourth quarter with a driving basket and Kidd followed two free throws by Parker with a pair of jump shots for an 80-72 lead.

    After Toronto got within 80-76, Kidd led an 11-2 spurt by setting up two baskets by Nachbar -- one a 3-pointer-- and one by Jason Collins. Carter added a 3-pointer in the run and Jefferson made a free throw, also set up by a pass from Kidd.

    Game notes


    Nets F Clifford Robinson missed the game, serving part of his five-game suspension for violating the NBA drug policy during the playoffs. He will also miss Friday at Miami. ... Seven Italian reporters and three TV crews were on hand for Bargnani's debut. The game was broadcast live to Italy. Four Spanish reporters and two TV crews were present for Garbajosa's debut. ... The officiating crew called three carries in the game and one double dribble. ... Nets first-round draft pick Marcus Williams had seven points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TOR
    NJ
    Points 92 102
    FGM-FGA 37-94 (.394) 40-78 (.513)
    3PM-3PA 4-20 (.200) 3-18 (.167)
    FTM-FTA 14-20 (.700) 19-24 (.792)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-38 9-52
    Assists 21 28
    Turnovers 15 24
    Steals 8 2
    Blocks 5 5
    Fast Break Points 21 20
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 26 (0/1)
    Largest Lead 4 14

    Top Performers

    Toronto
    New Jersey
    Anthony Parker Parker
    Points: 22
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Vince Carter Carter
    Points: 25
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 6
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0