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Raptors vs Nets Game Thread: Carroll inactive in return to Toronto; Delon Wright back

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A late scratch, Nets forward DeMarre Carroll will miss Friday’s matchup against his old team

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Our Raptors must’ve enjoyed a great night sleep last night. It was their first night home following a four-game road trip, yet another west coast swing in what has been, up until this point, the most road-heavy schedule in the league this season.

It seems our fan base is truly expecting greatness from the team this year, and for good reason – they’ve shown an ability to play brilliantly on a consistent basis. However, in a little exercise in perspective, despite the lackluster play during the four-game road trip, they posted an average win margin of +11.3 points in their three wins.

They’re taking care of business, though not in the pretty, comfortable way we’ve often seen early on. So, tonight is an opportunity for the team to post another dominant performance on both ends and give the home crowd what they want – a 50 point victory.

Head on over and read John Gaudes’ preview of tonight’s game before you settle in on this snowy Friday evening to watch the sharpshooting Raptors toast some Nets.

A few changes have been made pre-game: DeMarre Carroll is OUT and Allen Crabbe is listed as questionable for Brooklyn. For the Raptors, Delon Wright makes his return after suffering a dislocated shoulder last month.

Here’s the pre-game Facebook Live with Sean Woodley and Seerat Sohi:

Raps/Nets pregame FB with Sean Woodley and Seerat Sohi. Ask questions in the comments.

Posted by Raptors HQ on Friday, December 15, 2017

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Where to Watch

TSNN, 7:30 PM ET

Lineups

Raptors - Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

Nets - Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tyler Zeller

Injuries

Raptors - Lucas Nogueira

Nets - D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin, DeMarre Carroll