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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 PM EST

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The Brooklyn Nets will wrap up the “first half” of the season against the red hot Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. How hot are the Raptors? Well, they’ve won 15 games in a row heading into this matchup, while the Nets have won... one game in a row.

It was a great win, though!

The Nets will once again be without Kyrie Irving and will rely heavily on the duo of Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert, who have both been playing some great basketball of late.

Meanwhile, Wednesday will mark the final game between the Nets and Raptors this season, believe it or not.

Hey, how about we snap this 15 game win streak and go into the All-Star break on a high, yeah?

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (24-28) vs. Toronto Raptors (40-14)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio), Barclays Center (live)

Game Preview

In the last Nets vs Raptors preview, I said Pascal Siakam would be appearing in his first All Star Game as a reserve. That was an error on my part as he was voted in as a starter and will be out there with team Giannis. That said, it’s been a wonderful year for Siakam and the vote represents a great acknowledgement of his hard work. You love to see it.

For the playoffs, you only need about eight, nine players max in your rotation. However, throughout the regular season, it pays to have great depth up and down the roster. Terence Davis went un-drafted in the 2019 Draft and has been a revelation for Nick Nurse’s guys. He’s shooting over 40 percent from three point range and should have a continued impact when the Raps’ backcourt heals up.

For more on the Raptors, check out Raptors HQ.