Promise shown in yet another loss for Raptors

Nets forward Kris Humphries battles for the ball with Raptors point guard John Lucas III during...

Nets forward Kris Humphries battles for the ball with Raptors point guard John Lucas III during Wednesday night's game in Toronto. (REUTERS)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

TORONTO - In the midst of another loss in a season that quickly has become lost, the Raptors at least provided a promising glimpse of the future on Wednesday night.

Ed Davis stepped in for the injured Andrea Bargnani — who will be out for some time — and was excellent, scoring a career-best 24 points, while rookie Jonas Valanciunas, nearly benched a week ago, had one of his stronger efforts.

The Raptors, now 4-19, played a strong first half, gave it all up in the third and rallied to make it close late, before eventually falling 94-88 to the 12-9 Brooklyn Nets.


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