Nets believe they now have momentum against Raptors

Joe Johnson was a force during the fourth quarter against the Raptors in Game 5. The Nets feel they...

Joe Johnson was a force during the fourth quarter against the Raptors in Game 5. The Nets feel they can use that momentum to gain an edge in Game 6 Friday night in Brooklyn. (AFP)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:13 PM ET

TORONTO - It is never optimal to be a game away from elimination, but things could be a lot worse for the Brooklyn Nets.

Swingman Joe Johnson said his team snatched the momentum — despite losing Game 5 in Toronto Wednesday — and, though it sounds weird, Johnson speaks the truth.

Instead of cruising to a victory, like how most teams up 22 points entering the final quarter would have done, the Raptors gave up 44 points, allowing the Nets to come all the way back to tie, before eventually holding on. That left Dwane Casey fuming at the podium post-game and turned what should have been a raucous Raptors locker room into a bit of an odd place, where reporters asked the players whether it really felt like a win.

 


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