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NBA: New Jersey 98, Toronto 84

March 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM   |   Comments

NEWARK, N.J., March 14 (UPI) -- Gerald Green equaled his career best performance Wednesday by scoring 26 points and sending the New Jersey Nets to a 98-84 victory over Toronto.

The Nets won at home for just the fifth time this season and continued to benefit from the recent signing of Green from the NBA Developmental League.

Green scored 26 points in a loss to Houston Saturday and he equaled that total against the Raptors.

Green bounced around the NBA for four seasons beginning with the 2005-06 season, playing for Boston, Minnesota, Houston and Dallas. He had not appeared in the league for three years when he was signed by the Nets and this was his ninth game for New Jersey.

He hit 9-of-13 from the field and 7-of-9 from the foul line while helping New Jersey pull away in the second half.

Kyle Humphries had 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Nets while Anthony Morrow had 15. New Jersey came up with 61 points from its bench players with Green leading the way.

Jerryd Bayless and James Johnson both had 16 points for Toronto.

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