Deron Williams Kyle Lowry - Jazz-Rockets, Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors

These two will face off with new teams tonight.

The Brooklyn Nets play basketball... today. The beast is alive! Not preseason basketball, not intra-squad scrimmages, the game's not getting cancelled. It's happening. It's here. Tonight, they'll play the Toronto Raptors, the matchup we've all been waiting for!

In all seriousness: not many folks know much about the Raptors on this side of the border. To help us learn a bit more about the team, I've asked James Herbert to go one-on-one with me to preview tonight's game. James is a Raptorologist, writer for ESPN TrueHoop Blog Hardwood Paroxysm, and producer for HoopSpeak Live, a weekly web show on all things NBA. Also, you should go follow him on Twitter @outsidethenba immediately. Not only is he a great follow, people who don't follow him have a 250% higher chance of contracting rabies. True story.

Here's how it works: I ask James three questions about the Toronto Raptors, in preparation of tonight's game, and in turn, James asks me three questions about the Brooklyn Nets.

On the Toronto Raptors

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