Thursday February 5th, 2015

DeMar DeRozan earned an early exit from Toronto's 109-93 home loss to Brooklyn when he was ejected for body-checking Bojan Bogdanovic in garbage time.

This one was pure frustration. With a little more than a minute remaining and Brooklyn leading by 15, Deron Williams grabbed a defensive rebound and sparked a fast-break opportunity by passing ahead to Bogdanovic. As Bogdanovic entered the paint, DeRozan eschewed traditional transition defense, opting instead to drive through the Nets' forward with his left shoulder, knocking Bogdanovic to the ground. 

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The officials assessed a flagrant foul 2, a designation that applies to contact that is deemed unnecessary and excessive and which requires an automatic ejection. DeRozan departed with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds.

Jarrett Jack scored a game-high 24 points and dished six assists to lead the Nets over their Atlantic Division rivals. Alan Anderson added 22 points and five rebounds.

Terrence Ross led the Raptors with a team-high 23 points and three rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 13 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

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Brooklyn improved to 20-28. Toronto fell to 33-17.

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