Nets vs. Raptors, 3:30 P.M. EST:
Pregame Primer

Brook Lopez, Amir Johnson
Brook Lopez (AP)

Tonight: The 47-32 Brooklyn Nets, on a quest towards 50 wins and perhaps a shot at the third seed in the Eastern Conference, are in Toronto taking on the 31-48 Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors have won four of their last five games, including a home-and-home (non-back-to-back) against the Chicago Bulls. The Nets have won four straight, the two most recent wins coming on the road against teams above .500.

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Watch & Listen: Tonight’s game is broadcast on YES Network. Ian Eagle and Greg Anthony are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on Bloomberg Radio, and in Spanish on WADO.

More on tonight’s game, including injuries and stats, after the jump.

Out: For Brooklyn, forward Gerald Wallace is OUT with a lower leg contusion. Keith Bogans will start in his place. Deron Williams is active despite injuring his leg For Toronto, guard Terrence Ross and forward Landry Fields were both on the injury report but both are active. Forward Andrea Bargnani, forward Linas Kleiza, and center Jonas Valanciunas will not play.

Advanced Statistics:
Toronto Raptors: 102.6 offensive rating (17th), 104.9 defensive rating (22nd), 92.89 possessions per game (24th)
Brooklyn Nets: 105.2 offensive rating (9th), 103.7 defensive rating 18th), 90.99 possessions per game (29th)

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