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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game Preview, TV channel, start time

Who's Playing

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

Records: Raptors (38-14), Nets (23-27)

Where to Watch

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: TSN 1/4 (Canada), YES and NBA League Pass (USA)

Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Game Preview

This is the third of four meetings between the Raptors and Nets this season.

The Raptors won the first two meetings, defeating the Nets on Dec. 14 by eight points and Jan. 4 by 19 points.

Kyrie Irving, who is leading Brooklyn in scoring this season with a career-best 27.4 points per game, missed both of those games and will miss Saturday's contest with a right knee sprain.

For the Raptors, they'll be looking to extend their franchise record to 14 consecutive wins. They recorded their 13th straight win on Friday in a 115-106 win over the Pacers in Indiana.

The Raptors were led by Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis against the Pacers, the three of them combining for 57 points.

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However, the Raptors suffered a couple of injuries in the win - a neck injury for Kyle Lowry, an eye injury for Pascal Siakam. Siakam returned from his injury against the Pacers, while Lowry was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Their availability for Saturday's game is still unknown.

The Raptors could also be without Norman Powell and Marc Gasol against the Nets. Powell has been out since Feb. 2 with a fractured finger and Gasol has been sidelined since Jan. 30 with a hamstring injury.

Injury Report

Kyrie Irving (right knee sprain) and Kevin Durant (right Achilles rehab) are both out for the Nets.

The Raptors have not yet submitted an injury report.

Game Notes

  • According to Spotrac, only four teams have missed more games to injury than the Raptors this season.
  • Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21.0 points, 6.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Nets this season.
  • Joe Harris has been one of the best 3-point shooters in the league this season. The Nets guard is shooting 40.6 percent on 6.0 3-point attempts per game.
  • Harris is one of the eight players who will participate in the 3-Point Contest over All-Star Weekend.
  • Serge Ibaka has scored 20 or more points in 14 games this season. That's the fourth-most 20-point games he's ever had in a single season in his NBA career.
  • Ibaka is averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 rebounds against the Nets this season.

Last Time They Played

Date: Jan. 4, 2020

Score: Raptors 121, Nets 102

Raptors: Fred VanVleet - 29 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie - 23 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds

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