Tuesday , Apr , 24 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors even series with Nets

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Anthony Parker scored 26 points and T.J. Ford
hit two free throws with 39.5 seconds remaining to give Toronto the lead, as
the Raptors earned an 89-83 win over New Jersey, tying their Eastern
Conference quarterfinal series after two games.

Chris Bosh had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who bounced back
from a 96-91 loss on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. Ford ended with 13
points.

Former Raptor Vince Carter had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, while
teammate Jason Kidd tallied 14 points, 11 boards and seven assists. Bostjan
Nachbar had 17 points and Richard Jefferson 13 on just 4-of-16 in a losing
cause.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Friday at Continental Airlines Arena.

Jefferson’s three-pointer boosted the Nets to an 83-82 lead with 46.6 seconds
left, but Ford was then fouled by Nachbar and converted both foul shots.

Jefferson then missed a jumper from the left wing and Ford made two more at
the line with 15.2 seconds to go.

New Jersey’s attempt to tie was off the mark, as Nachbar couldn’t connect on a
three from the left corner. Parker sealed the victory by making three free
throws over the final 8.1 seconds.

NJN TOR