Kyrie Irving made his Barclays Center debut as a Net on Friday and led the team with 19 points as Brooklyn dropped its preseason finale to the Raptors by a score of 123-107.
The prized offseason acquisition also led the Nets with 25 minutes on the floor as he shot 7-for-17 from the floor and 2-for-5 from three-point range while adding four assists, three rebounds and two steals. He was one of six Nets who put up double-figures in scoring.
Irving was held out of the team's first preseason game in Brooklyn two weeks ago, but suited up for the team's first game against the Lakers in China last week. He was hit in the face in the opening two minutes of that game and did not return to the floor, and wore a protective mask in Friday's contest.
OG Anunoby led the Raptors with 19 points and Fred VanVleet chipped in with 16 points and eight assists for the defending NBA champions, who outscored the Nets 46-25 in the second quarter.
The Nets finish up the preseason with a 3-1 record and will open up the regular season at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Following the game, the team requested waivers on former Knick forward Lance Thomas, along with guards Devin Cannady, CJ Massinburg and C.J. Williams. Their roster now stands at 16 players.