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Toronto faces conference rival Brooklyn

March 1, 2022 GMT

Brooklyn Nets (32-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (33-27, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Raptors -8.5

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Brooklyn in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.

The Raptors have gone 22-16 against Eastern Conference teams. Toronto is sixth in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing just 107.4 points while holding opponents to 46.3% shooting.

The Nets are 22-15 in Eastern Conference play. Brooklyn is 7-1 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Raptors won the last meeting 133-97 on March 1, with Scottie Barnes scoring 28 points points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet averages 4.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Raptors, scoring 21.4 points while shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists over the past 10 games for Toronto.

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Patty Mills is scoring 12.8 points per game with 2.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Nets. Cameron Thomas is averaging 17.4 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 43.6% over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 6-4, averaging 112.5 points, 43.0 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 9.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

Nets: 3-7, averaging 107.0 points, 42.4 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: out (knee), OG Anunoby: out (finger).

Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kevin Durant: out (knee), Kyrie Irving: out (ineligible to play).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.