Tipoff: Networking at Raptors

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Today: Brooklyn Nets (6-3) at Toronto Raptors (6-4), 3:30 pm, Scotiabank Arena, TV: SNET: RADIO: AM-1050

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SCOUTING REPORT: The Nets without Kyrie arrive with healthy Kevin Durant and James Harden in tow so you know it’s going to be a challenge. The Nets, like the Raptors, are basically out of position, but without the aforementioned Irving put the ball in the hands of his other two future Hall of Famers and basically challenge teams to drop one or the other. Having Blake Griffin there to make room for the other two doesn’t hurt either.

MARQUEE MEETING: Durant vs. Anunoby. Durant won’t see a constant dose of Anunoby as the Raptors try to mix things up, so there will be time when Scottie Barnes will be with him and probably Siakam, but for most of the game it will be Anunoby in Durant leading the game. league in scoring an average of 28.3 points per game.

DID YOU KNOW: Former Raptors DeAndre Bembry and James Johnson, a fan favorite when he was here, are with the Nets this year… Another Nets newcomer, Patty Mills, is going to get a lot of attention from the Raptors. His 7 of 7 from behind the arc in his Nets debut this year against Milwaukee is a small example of what the Australian and former Spurs player is capable of on the court.

NEXT: The Raps have a bit of time after this game, as they don’t play until Wednesday when they travel to Boston.


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