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

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In the midst of a tough stretch of schedule the Raptors head to Brooklyn to take on a Nets team that is young, feisty and still distinctly terrible

NBA: Preseason-Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets have their pick back. They have a bunch of young guys who might be pretty good. The light at the end of the tunnel is in view for them, after years spent in the darkness.

They’re still awful though. Reeling after the loss of breakout star Caris LeVert to a dislocated foot, the Nets have lost ten of their last twelve games. The exit from NBA purgatory might be visible to the Nets, but it’s a threshold they’ve yet to cross.

That’s good news for the Raptors, who consistently have hammered the Nets in recent years. The Nets last beat the Raptors in April of 2015, and since then the Raptors have strung together 12 consecutive wins against them. The Nets have grown less hopeless by the year, the after-effects of the short-sighted decisions made by past front offices are felt less and less, and the team grows perpetually younger and feistier. Regardless, they’ve still always lost to the Raptors.

Hopefully, tonight, that trend continues. Conor McCreery has your full preview here, should you need it. Let’s watch.

Where to Watch:

Sportsnet One, 7:30 PM. EST

Lineups:

Toronto: Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas

Brooklyn: D’Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Jarrett Allen

Injuries:

Toronto: Norman Powell (OUT - partially dislocated shoulder)

Brooklyn: Caris LeVert (OUT - Foot), Treveon Graham (OUT - Hamstring)