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Kevin Garnett: "We've got to close games out"

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett reacts against the Detroit Pistons during an NBA game at the Barclays Center on November 24, 2013
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Kevin Garnett admits that the Brooklyn Nets need to start closing out games in the final quarter.

Kevin Garnett has admitted that the Brooklyn Nets were frustrated with their failure to close out the game in the defeat to the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Despite leading by three points with 18 seconds remaining, a couple of turnovers handed the game to the Raptors, who sealed the win thanks to a late jump shot from Patrick Patterson.

Garnett was eager to praise Paul Pierce's display after the veteran scored 33 points, but conceded that the Nets needed to improve in the closing stages of games.

"Paul played well," Garnett told reporters at the Barclays Center.

"He totally carried us for that fourth quarter, that second half, and we all came in and just said at the end of the game we've got to make plays, we've got to close games out and tonight we didn't do that."

Brooklyn have lost just twice in 2014, with both defeats coming against the Raptors.

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett reacts against the Detroit Pistons during an NBA game at the Barclays Center on November 24, 2013
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