Brooklyn has a game in hand on Toronto, which puts them two and a half back, but just two in the loss column.
In the East, the Nets have taken a half game lead on Washington for the five spot and are closing in on the Bulls for fourth:
The Nets are a half game up on the Wizards (a full game in the loss column), and two back of Chicago (one in the loss column) for fourth.
On Friday, the Raptors host the Thunder at 7:00 PM, while the Bulls visit Indiana (7:00 PM tip). The Wizards are out west in Los Angeles to play the Lakers (10:30 PM start time).
Brooklyn will wrap up its three-game homestand on the inaugural Brooklyn Blue night against the Celtics. Game time is 7:30 PM.