Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
Records: Raptors (24-34), Nets (39-19)
Where to Watch
Date: Wednesday, April 21
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: TSN 1/4, RDS2
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
The Raptors close their five-game homestand on Wednesday with a matchup against the Nets.
It's the second meeting between the two teams this season. The first went down to the wire, with the Raptors leaving Brooklyn with a 123-117 victory.
Pascal Siakam (33) and Kyle Lowry (30) led the Raptors in scoring with a combined 63 points while Chris Boucher provided a spark off the bench with 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
It was a quiet game for Brooklyn's All-Star trio. Kyrie Irving was limited to 15 points and Kevin Durant was pulled after 19 minutes of play because of health and safety protocols. James Harden finished with a 17-point, 12-assist double-double, but he attempted only eight shots in the loss.
CLEAN@pskills43 | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/hjkbaeFhGI- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 6, 2021
The Raptors could face a very different Nets team on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Nets revealed that Harden has suffered a setback during rehab on his strained right hamstring, sidelining him indefinitely. Additionally, Durant missed Brooklyn's matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday with a left thigh contusion, although he is reportedly considered to be day-to-day.
The Raptors, meanwhile, could be getting a big boost - not a single one of Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are on the latest injury report.
The Raptors are still fighting for a spot in this season's Play-In Tournament, entering Wednesday's contest half a game behind the Chicago Bulls for the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are still in the running for the No. 1 seed, currently trailing the Philadelphia 76ers by half a game.
The final meeting between the Raptors and Nets this season will take place on Tuesday, April 27.
As of 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20
Jalen Harris (right hip pointer) - Out
Rodney Hood (right knee tendonitis) - Questionable
Paul Watson (left knee tendonitis) - Out
Chris Chiozza (fractured third metacarpal)- Out
Nicolas Claxton (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out
Spencer Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL) - Out
Kevin Durant (left thigh contusion) - Out
James Harden (right hamstring strain) - Out
Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) - Out
Reggie Perry (Health and Safety Protocols) - Questionable
Raptors vs. Nets: Betting odds, spread, over/under
Spread: Raptors -3.0 (-110), Nets +3.0 (-110)
Raptors Money line: -150
Nets Money line: +130
Over/under: 228.5 (-110)
* Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book
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