Andrea Bargnani is on a roll. He scored 31 points in Toronto’s win over Cleveland Wednesday night, his second 30-plus night of the season and his sixth straight game of 20 or more so far this season. DeMar DeRozan has two straight 20-point games and has developed a deadly three point shot, hitting eight of his last 12 shots from deep.
They're 3-3 and have a two-game win streak. In other words, these are not your old Raptors. Moreover, Coach Dwane Casey has them playing defense and playing hard. In those last two wins, they beat the Cavaliers by 15 and the Knicks by five.
For the Nets, the injury report still looks a lot like one in the NFL. Brook Lopez is of course out. Damion James is doubtful, Marshon Brooks is questionable and Kris Humphries and Deron Williams are probable. Avery Johnson expects an injury update on Lopez later today. After decent performances against the Celtics, expect Jordan Farmar and Jordan Williams to get more time on the court.
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- Nets-Raptors Preview - Noey Kupchan - Stats LLC
- Deron Williams, Kris Humphries expect to play for Nets v. Toronto - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Nets’ 1st workout since start of season - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets getting Deron Williams, Kris Humphries back - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Friday: Nets at Raptors - Doug Smith - Toronto Star
- Casey lays down the law with underperforming big man Davis - Doug Smith - Toronto Star
- Fans will be fans, let 'em have their fun Doug Smith - Toronto Star
- Calderon, Bargnani bring their D - Ryan Wolstat - Toronto Sun
- Raptors vs Nets Tipoff - Ryan Wolstat - Toronto Sun
- Will crowds boo Kris Humphries when he returns to Toronto tomorrow? Kim Kardashian, we presume, says yes Fame Monsters - Toronto Life