Nets use 3-point barrage to beat Raptors 97-85
DeShawn Stevenson added 15 points for the Nets, who made a season-high 15 3-pointers to win for the first time since their opener Dec. 26 at Washington.
New Jersey guard Jordan Farmar came off the bench to score 10 points and ex-Raptor Kris Humphries matched a season high with 16 rebounds.
Fifteen of New Jersey's 31 field goals were from beyond the arc. The Nets made four 3s in the first quarter, five in the second, two in the third and pulled away with four more in the fourth, leading by as many as 21 points.
Jose Calderon scored a season-high 19 points and Andrea Bargnani had 17, but the Raptors couldn't extend their winning streak to three games.
Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, who made a career-high five 3-pointers in Wednesday's victory over Cleveland, was held to three points in this one, hitting just one of six field goal attempts and spending most of the fourth quarter on the bench.
Rasual Butler and Ed Davis each had 11 points for Toronto.
Already without center Brook Lopez (broken right foot), rookie guard MarShon Brooks (sprained left ankle) and forward Damion James (sore right foot), the Nets lost starting center Mehmet Okur to back spasms 3 minutes into the opening quarter.
But they were boosted by Williams, who returned after missing Wednesday's loss at Boston with sore ribs, and Humphries, back after skipping the previous two games because of a sore left shoulder. Both were in the starting lineup.
Morrow scored 14 points in the first half to give New Jersey a 48-40 lead at the break, Toronto's largest halftime deficit of the season.
NOTES: Nine of New Jersey's first 14 field goals were 3-pointers. ... All four Nets players named Williams (Deron, Jordan, Shelden and Shawne) were on the floor together during one stretch in the third quarter. ... Toronto guard Jerryd Bayless (sprained left ankle) missed his fourth straight game. ... This was the first of seven games in nine days for the Raptors, who visit Philadelphia on Saturday before playing three consecutive nights next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. ... Toronto hasn't won three straight since a four-game run from Nov. 17-24, 2010. ... Toronto Blue Jays players J.P. Arencibia, Casey Janssen, Brett Lawrie and Ricky Romero attended the game.