Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
Records: Raptors (26-35), Nets (41-20)
Where to Watch
Date: Tuesday, April 27
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
The Raptors sit at 26-35 on the season following Monday's victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, putting them one game behind the Washington Wizards for the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference and the final spot in the Play-In Tournament.
The Raptors now have a brutal schedule the rest of the way. According to Tankathon, Toronto's remaining opponents have a winning percentage of .585, giving it the second-hardest schedule in the league behind only the San Antonio Spurs (.611).
The tough stretch begins on Tuesday with a matchup against the Eastern Conference's No. 1-seeded Brooklyn Nets.
The two teams have already met twice this season, with the Raptors winning both contests. Pascal Siakam starred in each one. On Feb. 5, he recorded a 33-point, 11-rebound double-double. On April 21, he scored a team-high 27 points to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.
27 Pts | 8 Reb | 5 Ast- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 22, 2021
- Pascal Siakam pic.twitter.com/Vniz4ijxb9
The Nets have picked up a couple of big-time wins since that loss, defeating the Boston Celtics, followed by a win over the red-hot Phoenix Suns.
Brooklyn's win over Phoenix marked Kevin Durant's return to the lineup following a three-game absence. He picked up right where he left off, putting up 33 points on 12-for-21 shooting from the field in only 28 minutes off the bench.
33 points in 28 minutes. Yep, @KDTrey5 is back.- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 26, 2021
📼 HIGHLIGHTS 📼 pic.twitter.com/iwimZexF83
Kyrie Irving also had a big game, finishing with 34 points and 12 assists, his third 30-10 game of the season.
KAI was not messing around.- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 26, 2021
📼 Highlights from @KyrieIrving's third 30+ point/10+ assist game this season 📼 pic.twitter.com/td0klLObbB
The Raptors enter Tuesday's matchup with a 2-11 record on the second night of a back-to-back this season. They have two remaining back-to-back sets.
MORE: How Raptors have fared on back-to-backs
As of 11:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 27
Chris Boucher (left knee sprain) - Out
Gary Trent Jr. (left lower leg contusion) - Out
Paul Watson (left knee tendinitis) - Out
Jalen Harris (right hip pointer) - Questionable
Bruce Brown (right knee soreness) - Out
Chris Chiozza (fractured third metacarpal) - Out
Nicolas Claxton (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out
Spencer Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL) - Out
James Harden (right hamstring strain) - Out
Alizé Johnson (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out
Raptors vs. Nets: Betting odds, spread, over/under
Spread: Raptors +6.5 (-110), Nets -6.5 (-110)
Raptors Money line: +230
Knicks Money line: -270
Over/under: 231.5 (-110)
* Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book
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