Takeaways from Brooklyn Nets’ Season Opener Against Toronto Raptors

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The Brooklyn Nets kicked off the season by opening the Barclays Center with a 107-100 win over the Toronto Raptors Saturday night, and while it wasn’t the intense Knicks-Nets rivalry that Hurricane Sandy has postponed (Nov. 26th), the season opener still gave a glimpse as to what we can expect out of this team in the 2012-2013 NBA season.

While the Raptors managed to put up triple digits on a work-in-progress Brooklyn defense, Brook Lopez absolutely stole the show with an offensive onslaught of 27 points on 8-17 shooting from the field and 11-15 from the line.

  • C.J. Watson, after last night, has solidified himself as the sixth man in Brooklyn. It looked like MarShon Brooks might be able to steal the spotlight, but Watson’s 15 points (6-9, 3-4 3pt) gave the Nets a huge boost with Deron Williams on the bench.
  • Only 14 points in 40 minutes for…

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