The Toronto Raptors hold on for a 115-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets after blowing a 26-point lead.
The Toronto Raptors survived a strong fourth-quarter performance from the Brooklyn Nets to take a 115-113 win over their Eastern Conference rivals, leaving them 3-2 up in their playoff series.
It looked like it would be a comfortable win for the Raptors as Kyle Lowry led the Canadian side to a 26-point lead, scoring a playoff career-high 36 points.
However, Joe Johnson and Mirza Teletovic led the visitors back into the tie, as the Nets scored 44 points in the final 12 minutes to wipe out Toronto's advantage.
However, Andray Blatche missed a late shot which would have sealed the win for Brooklyn, allowing Lowry to restore the hosts' lead.
Following back-to-back defeats, the Nets must now win when the teams play again on Friday.
Result: Raptors comeback falls short >