The Nets tried to defend Bosh by either denying the ball, staying with his first move, or double-teaming on the catch to force a pass. Boone admitted that if Bosh gets that first step, he’s among the best in the league at finishing the play. And even when Bosh struggles, he remains capable of reeling off a stretch that reveals the reasons he’s one of the top three potential free agents this offseason.
The “thunderous” memories of the night before needed to be forgotten and the Nets served up the perfect opportunity to do so. The win wasn’t easy by any means as the Nets hung around for the better part of the game, in fact, the Raptors won only one quarter, tied the other two and lost one.