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Raptors vs. Nets Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

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Toronto is looking to keep things rolling on the road, this time in Brooklyn. Fortunately, they’ve beaten the Nets nine straight times.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

So far 2018 feels extremely comfortable. I don’t mean that weather-wise, because of course it has been miserable outside as of late. And I don’t mean in relation to what’s actually going on in the world because, uh, have you read the news lately? But I do mean in the incredibly specific example of the Toronto Raptors — with them, everything is peachy keen.

Case in point: the whole roster is healthy, DeMar DeRozan just won Player of the Week (again), each and every game brings out an opportunity for some cast of characters, or perhaps a solo performer, to emerge the hero. As of late, it’s been DeRozan of course, or stretches from Kyle Lowry, sometimes Delon Wright, even Jonas Valanciunas. What a time.

The Nets, meanwhile, continue to be cagey but ultimately non-threatening. As you’ll read shortly, many of their prominent players (potentially even more than reported this morning) remain out. And at 15-24, I remain untroubled. Hubris? Perhaps. Let’s watch.

Here’s Chicco Nacion’s preview for Raps-Nets, and here are the latest details.

Where to Watch:

Sportsnet One, 7:30 PM EST

Starters:

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

Brooklyn - Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tyler Zeller

Injuries

Brooklyn - DeMarre Carroll (Again? That’s so unlike DMC), D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin, Nik Stauskas

Toronto - None