TORONTO (AP) – Richard Jefferson had 35 points and 11 rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 102-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Vince Carter added 20 points in his second regular-season game in Toronto since being traded to the Nets last December. Fans booed the six-time All-Star every time he touched the ball.

The Nets rebounded from a bad loss to Milwaukee in their season opener on Wednesday, leading by as many as 24 points against Toronto.

Rookie Jose Calderon had 20 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who shot 40 percent.

Toronto’s Jalen Rose had eight points, and didn’t play in the fourth quarter.

Jason Kidd’s driving layup gave New Jersey a 24-point lead with 7:29 left in the third quarter.

Toronto’s Mike James made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to nine with 7:26 left, but Carter followed with a driving layup before Jefferson made two 3-pointers and two free throws to give New Jersey a 94-79 lead with 4:50 remaining.

His 3-pointer with 2:27 left made it 100-85.

Jefferson finished 9-for-17 from the field and 12-for-14 from the free throw line. He was ejected in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s game after a scuffle with Milwaukee’s Mo Williams.

Jefferson had 12 of New Jersey’s first 22 points as the Nets led 22-12 with two minutes left in the first quarter. New Jersey led 45-28 at halftime as Toronto shot 27 percent and was outrebounded 31-14.

Jefferson’s two free throws with 52 seconds left in the first half gave New Jersey a 17-point lead.

Notes: Carter shrugged off his return to Toronto. “It’s no big deal after the first one. That’s it. I couldn’t care less now,” he said. … Fans booed Toronto center Rafael Araujo, who missed two shots badly and picked up two quick fouls in just five minutes. Araujo was the eighth overall pick in the draft two years ago. … New Jersey outrebounded Toronto 46-35.

AP-ES-11-04-05 2145EST


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