Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1: Takeaways From Nets Win

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Apr 19, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) passes the ball against the Toronto Raptors in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. The Nets beat the Raptors 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this series, it seemed like the majority of people outside of Toronto were expecting an upset. Media members around the league picked the Brooklyn Nets. Our own people here at HoopsHabit largely picked the Nets. Brooklyn showed us why with a solid 94-87 victory on the road.

Joe Johnson and Deron Williams paced the Nets with 24 points each, with Johnson adding eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. The experience of the Nets showed late, as Paul Pierce made two clutch shots down the stretch, while Dwane Casey and the Raptors looked shaken and unsure of themselves in the waning moments.

Let’s look at some of the main takeaways from Game 1.

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