It’s not looking good. The Brooklyn Nets trail the Toronto Raptors 2-0 in the best-of-7 series, they are shorthanded already, when that hand got even shorter this week as Joe Harris left the Bubble.
But, they’ll play on. Game 3 is a must-win, duh. So, win they must.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (0-2) vs. Toronto Raptors (2-0)
WHEN: 1:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network (local), NBA TV (national), WFAN (radio)
For more on the Raptors, check out: Raptors HQ
The Nets made one big adjustment in Game Two by inserting Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot into the starting five, and it worked out pretty well. Although TLC only went 3-10 from deep, having another threat from deep opens everything up for Brooklyn and makes their offense more effective. Now that Harris is gone, Jacque Vaughn will have to make do without his team’s best 3-point shooter and one of their initiators on offense. Tyler Johnson might be the player off the bench that sees an uptick in minutes to offset the loss of Harris, and we might see Rodions Kurucs reinserted into the starting five. Rodi might need to avoid pissing OG Anunoby off again though. Just a thought.