BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ever since his 2011-12 season ended last March, when he sprained the right ankle on
the same foot he broke a few months earlier, Brook Lopez had been looking forward to his return to action. "The doctors took good care of me and I did what they said, but I just wanted to be finally out there,
playing with the guys,'' said Lopez, who scored a team-high 27 points in his first game since early March,
leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 107-100 victory over the visiting Toronto Raptors in the franchise's first
game in their new home of Brooklyn and the new $1 billion Barclays Center. "No question, we wanted to make a statement tonight in our first game together," said Lopez, who only
played six games all of last season. He suffered a sprained ankle March 4 and never returned to action,
after missing most of the first half of the year with a broken foot suffered during the last preseason
game. "My teammates make my job easier. They got me the ball in good...