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  • GAME #22 Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets - Feb 5 2021 - 7:30PM



    Toronto Raptors Starting Line Up







    VS

    Brooklyn Nets







    Game Notes

    · The Toronto Raptors continue a six-game road trip by visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. This
    is the first of three nationally televised (ESPN/TNT) games the Raptors will play during the first
    half of the season. Friday is also the first time the Raptors and Nets have met since Toronto swept
    Brooklyn 4-0 during a first-round playoff series play at the NBA Restart in Orlando this past
    summer. Only four Brooklyn players remain that participated in the series - Timothe
    Luwawu-Cabarrot, Tyler Johnson, Joe Harris and Chris Chiozza
    · Fred VanVleet scored a franchise-record 54 points Feb. 2 at Orlando, surpassing the previous
    record of 52 set by DeMar DeRozan on Jan. 1, 2018 vs. Milwaukee in overtime. VanVleet became the
    fourth player in franchise history to record a 50-point game, joining Vince Carter (51 - Feb. 27,
    2000 vs. Phoenix) and Terrence Ross (51 - Ja. 25, 2014 vs. L.A. Clippers).
    · According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Fred VanVleet's 54 points Feb. 2 at Orlando was also the
    most points scored by an undrafted player in NBA history. Moses Malone scored 53 points Feb. 2,1982
    as a member of the Houston Rockets against the San Diego Clippers. Toronto currently has seven
    undrafted players on its roster - Aron Baynes, Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Matt Thomas, Yuta
    Watanabe and Paul Watson.
    · Kyle Lowry recorded his franchise-best 15ᵗʰ triple-double with the Raptors Feb. 2 at Orlando
    with 14 points, 10 re- bounds and 10 assists. During the two-game home-and-home series against
    Orlando, Lowry recorded 25 assists, including a season-best 15 assists Jan. 31. He is the first
    Raptor to record 15 assists in a game since Jose Calde- ron in 2012.
    · The last time Toronto faced Kevin Durant was June 10, 2019 vs. Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA
    Finals. It was the only game Durant appeared in during the 2019 NBA Finals. The Raptors lost Game 5
    106-105 but won Game 6 to claim the franchise's first NBA title. Durant is averaging 27.7 points
    against Toronto in 20 career games. He is the last opposing player to score 50 points against the
    Raptors (51 points - Nov. 29, 2018) and the only opposing player in franchise history with two
    50-point games (51 points - Mar. 21, 2014).
    · Toronto will play six games on the road over a 10 day stretch (Feb. 2-11) as Super Bowl LV
    festivities take over the Tampa Bay Area. The trip will include stops in Orlando (Feb. 2), Brooklyn
    (Feb. 5), Atlanta (Feb. 6), Memphis (Feb. 8), Washington (Feb. 10) and Boston (Feb. 11). The
    Raptors will return to Tampa for one game Feb. 14 vs. Minneso- ta before leaving on a three-game
    trip (Feb. 16-19) to Milwaukee and Minnesota. Toronto will play nine of its next 10 games on the
    road (Feb. 2-19).
    · Friday's game will mark the first time Toronto will face Steve Nash as a head coach.
    A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Nash represented Canada internationally on the court for
    over 10 years and helped lead the Senior Men's National team to the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
    Canada won four round-robin games and reached the quar- terfinals before falling to France.
    Nash later served as general manager for Canada Basketball from 2012-2019. Overall this
    is the second time the Raptors will face a Canadian head coach on the opposing sideline. Former
    Rap- tors head coach Jay Triano (Niagara Falls) faced Toronto twice during the 2017-18 season while
    serving as interim head coach for the Phoenix Suns. Triano was also the head coach of the Canadian
    Senior Men's National Team for the 2000 Olympics. There are six Canadian coaches currently
    serving in the NBA - Nash (Brooklyn), Triano
    nto), Nate Mitchell (Charlotte), Scott Morrison na (Sacramento). Nick Nurse is currently head
    coach for the Canadian National Team.
    Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

  • #2
    Worth the wait. Loved the Kyrie pic. Game time!!!

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    • #3
      We could surprise them but I think KD may have this one circled on his calendar

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      • #4
        Fred goes for 60.

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        • #5
          Nets play the 76ers tomorrow as well.. so they might load manage one of their big 3 tonight. My guess is Kyrie sits for this one, and plays against the 76ers.

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          • #6
            Thanks mixx! Feel good about this one. Time for raptor D!

            whos covering who? Id put siakam on durant because of his length and itd be a good challenge. Stanimal would be good but height may hinder. Durant wouldnt put it on the floor much though.

            go raps!

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            • #7
              Man to man d is crucial. Dont help and get burned by their 3’s please!

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              • #8
                Nets are still weird, they can have nearly a Dream Team quality 5 man unit on the floor. They can also play no defence, take nights off, and rest guys around back to backs.

                I expect they give the Raptors a good shot tonight though. Could really have used OG. Might see a lot of Stanley.
                "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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                • #9
                  Japanese KD vs. American Watanabe is the marquee matchup everyone wants to see.

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                  • #10
                    Charles Boyle in the game thread makes my day
                    OG is our king

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                    • #11
                      S.R. wrote: View Post
                      Nets are still weird, they can have nearly a Dream Team quality 5 man unit on the floor. They can also play no defence, take nights off, and rest guys around back to backs.

                      I expect they give the Raptors a good shot tonight though. Could really have used OG. Might see a lot of Stanley.
                      Yeah wish we had OG in this one. Havent watched the Nets with all 3, wonder if its like GS was - you can play perfect defense all game and they still go on the occasional 2-3 minute run to knock the wind out of you. Pre KD Warriors were some of the crazier soorts games.

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                      • #12
                        Durant, Harden, Irving.

                        Mamba Mentality

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                        • #13
                          I'd say Pascal on KD, Stanimal/Norm on Harden, Freddy on Kyrie, Kyle on Harris and Baynes on the big.....then break out the Yuta

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                          • #14
                            Because Yuta is on a 2-way he can only play so many games for us this season.. we have to be careful that we don't burn them too quickly. Although, I guess we can just sign him to a full deal now that we have the empty roster spot (Len was waived).

                            I would put Boucher on KD when Baynes/Jordan sit though.

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                            • #15
                              As of 1:30 Injury Report.
                              Next one is 5:30


                              Toronto Raptors
                              Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness - Left Calf; Strain
                              Baynes,Aron Probable Injury/Illness - Right Groin; Strain

                              Flynn, Malachi Out G League - On Assignment
                              Harris, Jalen Out G League - Two-Way
                              McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness - Left Knee; Surgery - rehabilitation

                              Brooklyn Nets
                              Claxton, Nicolas Out Injury/Illness - Right Knee; Tendinopathy
                              Dinwiddie, Spencer Out Injury/Illness - Right Knee; Partially Torn ACL

                              And with the 4th overall pick the Toronto Raptors select..... Scottie Barnes.

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