Carter 0-for-13 as Raptors rout Nets

December 12, 2008 7:23:33 PM PST
Chris Bosh scored 18 points, and Toronto capitalized on Vince Carter's 0-for-13 night to beat the New Jersey Nets 101-79 on Friday, the Raptors' second straight win under interim coach Jay Triano.Jason Kapono, with four 3-pointers, and Joey Graham each had 16 points. Jose Calderon scored 13 as the Raptors improved to 2-3 under Triano, who replaced Sam Mitchell on Dec. 3.

Yi Jianlian and Devin Harris led the Nets with 14 apiece, while Bobby Simmons had 12.

Carter finished with three points against his former team. He came in averaging 22.3 points before the first game in his career that he failed to make a shot from the field when playing at least 10 minutes.

The Nets (11-10) continued to struggle at home at 4-7. New Jersey is 7-3 on the road and is the only team with a winning record that is below .500 at home.

Carter wasn't the only culprit. The Nets shot only 26-of-83 from the field (31 percent).

The Raptors scored the final 10 points to take a 40-34 lead at end of the turnover-filled first half. The Nets had 11 turnovers; the Raptors coughed up the ball eight times.

Toronto put together another streak in the third, a 12-0 run, to open a 57- 42 lead, with Calderon and Kapono each chipping in a 3-pointer. Toronto built a 71-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter.


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