Nets double up in London

March 7, 2011 - 0:0
The New Jersey Nets made it two wins in a row over the Toronto Raptors in London, edging a triple-overtime thriller 137-136 in the second of back-to-back regular season NBA games in Europe on Saturday. The Nets took the honours in the NBA's regular season European debut on Friday with a 116-103 victory. With both teams anchored near the bottom of the Eastern Conference the games have little significance other than marking another milestone in the NBA's expansion plans and promoting basketball ahead of the 2010 London Olympics. In a 3-1/2 hour battle, New Jersey's seven-foot centre Brook Lopez led his team with 34 points before fouling out in the second overtime period, while Toronto's Andrea Bargnani, another seven-footer, scored 35 points. Toronto led 136-135 as the clock wound down but Nets forward Travis Outlaw drained two free throws with 12.6 seconds left to earn his team the win. (Source: Reuters)