Brooklyn will attempt to sweep the Raptors for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. A win would also mark a four-game road winning stretch – a feat the Nets have not accomplished since Nov. 26 – Dec. 6, 2008.
Though out of playoff contention, Toronto have won four of its last five games.
Fighting for No. 3
The Nets have not given up their pursuit of the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Brooklyn would have to win its final three games, and the Indiana Pacers – who hold a two-game lead – would have to lose two of its final three games.
The Nets hold the tiebreaker over the Pacers by virtue of a head-to-head sweep this season.
There have been some talk about P.J. Carlesimo resting some of his star players, but Deron Williams and company want to play as much as possible to remain hit heading into the playoffs.
Raptors Might Be Shorthanded
The Raptors might be playing without rookies Terrence Ross (sprained ankle) and Jonas Valanciunas (neck) for a second straight game.
Aaron Gray would get the start at center if Valanciunas can’t go. If so, Brook Lopez could be in line for a field day.
Gerald Wallace is uncertain for today’s game, dealing with a lower left leg contusion.
Today’s game marks the final road game for the Nets this season.
Win or lose, the Nets still posted the best road record in franchise history.
That mark can become 24-17 with a win today over the Raptors.
The action tips off at 3:30 p.m. and can be seen on the YES Network.