LONDON - Travis Outlaw and the New Jersey Nets were up to the challenge of providing excitement for the NBA's European fans.
The Toronto Raptors more than did their part, too.
Outlaw scored the final eight points for New Jersey in a 137-136 triple-overtime win Saturday that gave the Nets a sweep of their two games in London.
The game featured four missed buzzer-beaters and provided exactly the kind of thrilling finish that league officials were hoping for when they decided to send regular-season games to Europe for the first time.
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Outlaw made two free throws with 12.6 seconds remaining to put the Nets ahead for good, and Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani missed a jumper at the buzzer as New Jersey swept the doubleheader at London’s O2 Arena.
“Hats off to the NBA because I think it’s a huge success,” Nets coach Avery Johnson said of the European experiment. “This is one of the best wins I’ve been a part of.”
Brook Lopez had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets but fouled out during the second overtime.
Deron Williams added 21 points and 18 assists for his fifth straight double-double since joining the Nets from Utah last week.
Sasha Vujacic had 25 points — including six 3-pointers — and Kris Humphries added 20 points and 17 rebounds for New Jersey. Outlaw finished with 14 points.
DeMar DeRozan finished with 30 points for Toronto (17-46) for the second straight night. Bargnani led all scorers with 35 points, but he also missed a potential winner with 2 seconds remaining in the first overtime.
“We had more than one opportunity to win the game,” Bargnani said.
New Jersey won the first game at the O2 Arena in London, 116-103, on Friday.
Williams, who missed a shot to win it at the end of regulation, made a jumper with 9.8 seconds to go in the second overtime to tie it at 126, and DeRozan’s shot at the other end then clanked off the rim with 2 seconds to play. Bargnani grabbed the rebound but couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.
Vujacic then made three free throws to start the third overtime before Outlaw took over the game at both ends.
After making two more free throws, Outlaw blocked Bargnani on the next possession and held on for a jump ball against Amir Johnson. The ball went to Vujacic, who missed a layup, but Jordan Farmar ended up with the rebound and found Outlaw for a long jumper.
On New Jersey’s next possession, Outlaw grabbed his own rebound for a putback to make it 135-128. Toronto responded with eight straight points and led, 136-135, with 21 seconds remaining.
Outlaw gave the Nets the lead again with two free throws, and Bargnani’s long jumper rimmed out at the buzzer.