Raptors beat Nets on Drake Night

Drake night and the rapper is celebrating the win. The Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-80...

Drake night and the rapper is celebrating the win. The Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-80 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday January 11, 2014. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

TORONTO - Drake Night was a rousing success off the court and DeMar DeRozan made sure it also was a solid night on the hardwood as well Saturday.

In front of an amped-up, noisy sellout crowd, the Raptors put more distance on second-place Brooklyn with a 96-80 win over the Nets.

Brooklyn came in on a five-game winning streak, but minus Kevin Garnett, who was being rested a night after beating Miami in double-overtime.

DeRozan led the way with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Kyle Lowry added 12 points and six assists and Patrick Patterson and John Salmons, who both came over in the Rudy Gay deal, were superb as well.


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