With their long-range shots falling one after another, Deron Williams and the New Jersey Nets had some fun for a change.
Williams had 24 points and nine assists, Anthony Morrow also scored 24 and the Nets snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-85 on Friday night.
"It's fun to win," Williams said. "It's fun to be up and not down 20."
DeShawn Stevenson added 15 points for the Nets, who made a season-high 15 3-pointers to win for the first time since their opener, Dec. 26 at Washington.
"We needed a win in the worst way," Williams said. "I think everybody realized that tonight and we buckled down defensively."
Nets coach Avery Johnson was happy to see his players enjoying the victory in the locker room.
"We wanted to smile," Johnson said. "For five or so games we've been having a frown on our face and we wanted to smile after a game."
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