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Nets hold off Raptors

The Brooklyn Nets nearly threw it away but in the end managed to hold off the Toronto Raptors for a 2-1 play-off lead.

They led by 15 points going into the final quarter but in the end breathed a sigh of relief as the buzzer went with them 102-98 to the good.

DeMar Derozan scored 30 points for the Raptors but it was not enough.

Washington also lead Chicago 2-1 in the series despite the Bulls seeing them off 100-97 on Friday night.

Mike Dunleavy landed 35 points at the Verizon Centre with Jimmy Butler chiming in with two key three-pointers in the final quarter.

Friday's final game saw James Harden nail 37 points to help Houston to a 121-116 overtime win that gets them back to 2-1 down in their series with Portland.