Brooklyn took Game 1 from Toronto, 94-87, forcing the Raptors to shoot just 39 percent from the field. In Game 2, DeMar DeRozan stepped up to the plate and gave the Nets more than they could handle, dropping 30 points on 9-of-21 shooting. Jonas Valanciunas scooped up a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Raptors win.
Now, the series shifts to Brooklyn where Toronto has been middling at best. In their two regular season matchups at the Barclays Center, the Raptors are 1-1. Their one win came on Jan. 27 at the hands of Patrick Patterson, who miraculously stole the ball from Deron Williams and hit the go-ahead jumper to put Toronto on top, 104-103.
The Nets have the ability to take a big lead at home. The Raptors will have to be more efficient on offense if they want to prove why they finished in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with 48 wins.
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, P.J. Carlesimo, Israel Gutierrez
Local: TSN, WWOR