How To Net The Win: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors 1-08-18

Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors 

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: YES Network, NBCSB

Projected Starters:

Raptors: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas

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Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Caris LeVert Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tyler Zeller


Raptors: None


  • On the final play of the game versus Boston DeMarre Carroll hurt his knee and had to be helped off the court. Further tests today should reveal the severity of the injury. Notably, Carroll didn’t play in the squads first meetings as he sat for rest. 
  • Jeremy Lin (Knee – Out for the Season)
  • D’Angelo Russell (Knee – Out)
  • Caris LeVert  After missing two games due to a groin injury LeVert is expected to return to the lineup and will likely replace the injured Carroll in the lineup. If not LeVert possibly Joe Harris may get the start. 

The Matchup: 

In their second meeting of the season, the Toronto Raptors arrive to play at Barclays. In their first meeting, the Raptors won easily (120-87).  This is the third and final game of the mini road trip for the Raptors who’ve dispatched of the Bulls and Bucks in the two games prior. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have won three of five with the two losses both being to the Boston Celtics and both by slim margins.