Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors: TV info, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets look to snap a 6-game losing streak at Scotiabank Arena and get back to .500 Friday night when they visit the Toronto Raptors.

The Brooklyn Nets have won 13 of their last 17 games to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, a stretch that began on Dec. 7 with a win over the Toronto Raptors. The teams meet Friday for the first time since then, this time at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The Nets (21-22) have climbed from 11th to seventh in the East since their 106-105 overtime victory over the Raptors (31-12) at Brooklyn a little more than a month ago.

Since the start of the New Year, both teams have been playing well. Brooklyn and Toronto have each won four of their five games in January and the Raptors bring a three-game winning streak into play Friday.

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The Nets last played Wednesday at Barclays Center, beating the Atlanta Hawks 116-100 after falling behind by 19 points in the first half. D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points for Brooklyn, while Ed Davis had a season-high 16 rebounds.

Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16 points and five assists, Shabazz Napier had 11 points and three steals, Jarrett Allen went for 11 points and three blocks and Treveon Graham blocked two shots.

The Raptors have been idle since Tuesday, when they also came from behind to defeat Atlanta at home. Serge Ibaka‘s dunk with 17.1 seconds left gave Toronto the lead for good after the Hawks had gone ahead with 2:44 remaining.

Kawhi Leonard had a game-high 31 points along with six assists and six steals for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry added 16 points, six dimes and four steals. Ibaka had 17 points and two blocks.

The Nets are 40-50 against Toronto since the city joined the NBA as an expansion club in 1995. The Raptors have the longest winning streak in the series, a 12-game run from Jan. 6, 2016, to March 23 of last year, a streak that was ended last month.

While in New Jersey, the Nets won four in a row from Jan. 10-April 12, 2003.

The highest-scoring game on both sides in the series was a three-overtime affair in London on March 5, 2011, won by New Jersey 137-136. In regulation, it is Toronto that has the high game in a 132-113 win at home on Jan. 13, 2017.

The Nets’ best total came in a 130-115 win at East Rutherford on Feb. 13, 1998.

The Raptors own the most lopsided win, a 106-67 victory at East Rutherford on Nov. 2, 2007. The largest margin for the Nets came in a 108-83 win at East Rutherford on Jan. 15, 1996.

Vince Carter set the scoring standard in the series with 42 points for the Nets in a win at Toronto on Jan. 1, 2006, while Carter also has the top game for the Raptors in regulation play, scoring 39 points three times, most recently in an Oct. 29, 2003, win at Toronto.

Chris Bosh scored 42 points for the Raptors in an overtime loss on Nov. 21, 2008, at Toronto.

In the Brooklyn era, which began in 2012, the Nets are 8-17 against the Raptors. Their longest winning streak was taking the first three meetings after the move from New Jersey, Nov. 3, 2012-Jan. 15, 2013.

Brooklyn’s top offensive performance was in a 114-109 win at Barclays Center on April 3, 2015, though the Nets did has 122 in an overtime loss at home on Jan. 30, 2015.

The most lopsided game since the move was a 120-87 win by the Raptors at Toronto on Dec. 15, 2017. Brooklyn’s most one-sided win was a 109-93 victory at Toronto on Feb. 4, 2015.

In the Brooklyn era, DeMar DeRozan has the individual-game scoring lead, dropping 36 points for the Raptors in an April 14, 2013, win at Toronto and matching it in a Jan. 17, 2017, win at Barclays Center.

Brook Lopez scored 35 points for the Nets in a March 8, 2016, loss at Toronto. Both Lopez and Jarrett Jack matched that in the same Jan. 30, 2015, game, but it was in overtime.

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Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

Season series: Brooklyn leads 1-0
Records: Brooklyn 21-22 (7th in East), Toronto 31-12 (2nd in East)

Scoring: BKN 110.9 (16th), TOR 113.2 (7th)
Defense: BKN 111.3 (19th), TOR 107.9 (9th)

Off. Rating: BKN 109.6 (14th), TOR 111.8 (7th)
Def. Rating: BKN 110.0 (20th), TOR 107.0 (10th)
Pace: BKN 99.72 (21st), TOR 100.25 (17th)

Shooting: BKN 45.4% (18th), TOR 47.5% (7th)
3-point: BKN 36.0% (7th), TOR 34.4% (22nd)

Opponent shooting: BKN 46.8% (22nd), TOR 45.3% (10th)
Opponent 3-point: BKN 34.9% (14th), TOR 34.2% (7th)



Brooklyn: OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee), Jared Dudley (left hamstring), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocaion, right foot), Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation).

Toronto: AVAILABLE–Jordan Loyd (two-way, Raptors 905); QUESTIONABLE–C.J. Miles (right hip soreness); OUT–Jonas Valanciunas (left thumb dislocation).

Last meeting

Dec. 7 at Brooklyn: Fred VanVleet‘s 3-point attempt with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime was off target and the Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 106-105 victory over the Raptors.

Jarrett Allen had given Brooklyn the lead with 1:04 remaining on a layup. Kyle Lowry missed a 3 for Toronto with 49.3 seconds left before the Nets gave the ball back when D’Angelo Russell lost the ball out of bounds with 24.1 seconds to go, leading to VanVleet’s final attempt.

Toronto tied it with 1:09 left in regulation when Pascal Siakam knocked down a short bank shot. After the teams exchanged turnovers, Kawhi Leonard’s mid-range jumper was off the mark for the Raptors and Spencer Dinwiddie’s layup attempt with a second to go didn’t go, sending the game to overtime.

Russell scored 29 points for the Nets. Ed Davis grabbed 15 rebounds, Allen finished with 12 points, 10 boards and two blocks and Dinwiddie came off the bench for 17 points and eight dimes.

Leonard scored a game-high 32 points with four steals for the Raptors and Jonas Valanciunas added 24 points and eight rebounds. Lowry dished out 11 assists and Siakam finished with 16 points and two blocks. Serge Ibaka also logged a pair of blocks.

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What’s next?

Brooklyn: vs. Boston, Monday; at Houston, Wednesday; at Orlando, Jan. 18

Toronto: at Washington, Sunday; at Boston, Wednesday; vs. Phoenix, Thursday