DeMar DeRozan and reserve Fred VanVleet scored 15 points apiece, and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 11 assists for the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who held Brooklyn to 35 points after halftime and won a franchise record-tying seventh straight road game.
D’Angelo Russell hit his first seven shots — all 3-pointers — and scored 24 points in the first quarter for the Nets, who have lost 11 straight to the Raptors. Russell finished with 32 points, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19.
Toronto trailed 74-59 after Dante Cunningham’s tip-in layup in the opening minutes of the second half.
But the Raptors, who own the NBA’s fourth-best road record, went on a 15-0 run, capped by VanVleet’s 3-pointer that made it 74-all with 6:04 left in the third quarter.
Both teams traded baskets the rest of the period. In the fourth, CJ Miles got hot and led a 14-4 run with three 3-pointers, his last one extending Toronto’s lead 103-95 with 7:15 left in the game. Miles finished with 12 points.
Brooklyn got within 103-100 with 5:48 remaining. The Raptors’ defence shut the Nets down the rest of the way, setting up DeRozan’s streak of seven straight points that increased the lead to 110-100 with 2:27 left.
Raptors: Also won seven consecutive games away from Air Canada Centre from Nov. 23 to Dec. 26, 2006. … Have scored at least 100 points in 20 straight games. Toronto reached the century mark in 20 straight during the 2009-10 season. … Delon Wright scored 10 points, one of six Raptors in double figures.
Nets: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Russell’s 24 points in the first quarter were the most by a Net in the opening period since Vince Carter’s 24 on Apr. 4, 2005 against Boston. … Brooklyn tallied 40 points in the first quarter, tying a Barclays Center mark set on Nov. 18, 2013, against Portland.
Raptors: Continue their trip at Indiana on Thursday.
Nets: At Philadelphia on Friday.