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Round 1, Game 1 - Nets @ Raptors - Saturday, April 21, 12:30

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Salvaging a disappointing season starts now for the Nets. For a team that began with hopes for 50 wins, worked its way through five surgeries, two divorces, and newstands full of tabloid headlines, then survived trade deadline rumors before ending with a 10-3 run, redemption beckons. That it begins with the Raptors, who some Net fans see as Atlantic Division interlopers, makes it all the more dramatic. And drama is always better--and less predictable--than melodrama.