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Raptors edge Nets for 3-2 series lead

NBA Playoffs

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry drives to the net past Brooklyn Nets’ Mirza Teletovic, back right, and Deron Williams during Game 5 of an opening-round NBA playoff series in Toronto on Wednesday night.

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TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored a career playoff-high 36 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer after Toronto had blown a 26-point lead, and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 and Greivis Vasquez added 15 for the Raptors, who would advance to face Miami in the second round with a victory in Game 6 on Friday in Brooklyn.
Game 7, if necessary, would be Sunday in Toronto.
Joe Johnson scored 30 points and Mirza Teletovic had 17 for the Nets, who ...

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