6:07 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

Kidd: D-Will 'set the tone' in Game 1

Coming off a subpar regular season by his standards, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams said he was “motivated” going into the 2013-14 playoffs. It showed in Game 1 of his team’s first-round Eastern Conference postseason series with the Toronto Raptors. Deron Williams #8 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM64 PPG14.3 RPG2.6 APG6.1 FG%.450 FT%.801 Williams scored 11 of his team-high tying 24 points in the first quarter, galvanizing the Nets in their 94-87 victory over the Raptors on Saturday afternoon at Air Canada Centre.
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Raptors back GM on Nets comment: 'If he said, '[Bleep] 'em, I'll say, '[Bleep] 'em!'

There's some nice verbal volleying going on between the teams

Nets rally to top Raptors in Game 1

TORONTO — The talk heading into this series was about how the Nets’ experience would overwhelm the Raptors’ youth. At least in Game 1, that turned out to be the...
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NBA Playoffs 2014: Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.