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Raptors vs. Nets Game 2: Winners and losers | NOW Magazine

The Raptors scored a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night, evening their best-of-seven series to one game apiece. But they weren't the only champs in the house. Here, a rundown of the winners (and losers) from Tuesday night at the ACC (and beyond).
WINNER: DeMar DeRozan
DeRozan must have been pissed after being pretty much neutralized in game 1, because he was highly motivated to lay down an ass-whooping in game 2. After going a dismal 3 for 13 on Saturday, Toronto's captain and star shooting guard reminded the ACC why he was a first-time all-star this year. Scoring 30 points – 17 crucial ones in the fourth quarter alone – DeRozan was in fine offensive form.
“It’s everything you dream about,” DeRozan said after the game. “Having that trust from you coaching staff and your teammates to have the ball in your hand and win the game for them, that’s big and I appreciate all 14 guys in that locker room and the coaching staff that have trust in me to take those shots in the fourth quarter.”
Upon leaving the ACC, I peeped DeRozan with his baby daughter and fiancée, who attended the game in matching black-and-white sneakers and red-and-white outfits. Officially the coolest NBA family.
LOSER: Rob Ford
Ask Rob Ford, and he’ll probably tell you that he was at the ACC with 18,000 of his friends. Sadly, no. Donning a long-sleeved red Raptors shirt – in contrast to the rest of the white-tee clad ACC – Ford was seated in the upper bowl of the arena, and, quite honestly, except for an appearance on the jumbotron, nobody really cared. To an egomaniac like Ford, that’s tantamount to disaster. If Rob Ford was in the stands, but nobody gave a shit, did it really happen?
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