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The Brooklyn Nets will look to keep away from an especially early elimination from the 2020 NBA playoffs after they face off in opposition to the defending-champion Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening. The Nets are extraordinarily shorthanded within the sequence between the 2 groups, and although they’ve fought arduous, they’ve been unable to match up in opposition to the Raptors on both finish of the ground. While you’re lacking a number of of your finest gamers for a sequence, that’s sure to occur. The Nets can have a very totally different wanting group subsequent season, however till then they must depend on the likes of Caris LeVert to assist them attempt to steal a recreation from Toronto. 

The Raptors, alternatively, proceed to play nice basketball within the bubble in Orlando. For the reason that seeding slate began final month, the Raptors have misplaced only one whole recreation, they usually have fashioned right into a official contender within the Jap Convention within the meantime. They’re extraordinarily well-rounded and have been taking part in strong on each ends of the ground. They are going to clearly look to proceed their streak of success in opposition to Brooklyn on Sunday.  

This is every thing you’ll want to find out about Recreation 4 between the Raptors and Nets. 

Viewing data

  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 23 | Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Disney Broad World of Sports activities — Orlando, Florida
  • TV: TNT
  • Odds: Raptors -13 | Over/Below: 217.5 (through William Hill Sportsbook)

Storylines

Raptors: The Raptors have a possibility to make some franchise historical past on Sunday in opposition to the Nets. Imagine it or not, the Raptors have by no means swept a postseason sequence in franchise historical past. Contemporary off of being named the NBA’s Coach of the Yr, Nick Nurse and Toronto will look to just do that, in order that they’ll keep away from taking part in further video games and as an alternative swap their focus to the second spherical of postseason play. 

Nets: Historical past is not on the Nets’ facet. No group in NBA historical past has ever come again to win a best-of-seven sequence after being down 3-0. At this level, delight is on the road for Brooklyn, as no group needs to be on the improper finish of a sweep. Whereas this may not be their 12 months, the expertise that a few of their youthful gamers are getting within the postseason could possibly be priceless shifting ahead when the group returns to full energy subsequent season. 

Recreation prediction

The Nets have been taking part in extraordinarily arduous on this sequence, however in the end their lack of depth and top-tier expertise has held them again, and that probably will not be any totally different in Recreation 4. Search for a centered Raptors group to return out and attempt to finish this one early.  Choose: Raptors -13

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