Through 3 Quarters
We've seen some fireworks three quarters in as the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets have combined for 193 points. Toronto has emerged as the frontrunner and is ahead of Brooklyn 100-93.
The Raptors have been led by point guard Fred VanVleet, who so far has shot 5-for-11 from downtown and has recorded 28 points and six dimes. Power forward Kevin Durant has led the way so far for Brooklyn, as he has 26 points and seven assists along with eight rebounds.
This is the most points Toronto has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
Toronto @ Brooklyn
Current Records: Toronto 13-14; Brooklyn 19-8
What to Know
The Brooklyn Nets will be returning home after a four-game road trip. Brooklyn and the Toronto Raptors will face off in an Atlantic Division battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at Barclays Center. The Nets earned a 116-103 win in their most recent contest against Toronto in November.
Brooklyn strolled past the Detroit Pistons with points to spare on Sunday, taking the matchup 116-104. Power forward Kevin Durant took over for Brooklyn, finishing with 51 points (a whopping 44% of their total) and nine dimes in addition to seven boards.
Meanwhile, Toronto took their game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday by a conclusive 124-101 score. With the Raptors ahead 70-45 at the half, the game was all but over already. The top scorers for Toronto were power forward Chris Boucher (17 points), power forward Scottie Barnes (16 points), and power forward Pascal Siakam (16 points).
The Nets are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in nine of their 13 home games.
Their wins bumped Brooklyn to 19-8 and Toronto to 13-14. On Sunday Brooklyn relied heavily on KD, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 51 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. It will be up to Toronto's defense to limit his damage.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
- TV: CTV Sportsnet Toronto
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.00
The Nets are a 4.5-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Nets as an 8.5-point favorite.
Toronto have won 24 out of their last 28 games against Brooklyn.
- Nov 07, 2021 - Brooklyn 116 vs. Toronto 103
- Apr 27, 2021 - Brooklyn 116 vs. Toronto 103
- Apr 21, 2021 - Toronto 114 vs. Brooklyn 103
- Feb 05, 2021 - Toronto 123 vs. Brooklyn 117
- Aug 23, 2020 - Toronto 150 vs. Brooklyn 122
- Aug 21, 2020 - Toronto 117 vs. Brooklyn 92
- Aug 19, 2020 - Toronto 104 vs. Brooklyn 99
- Aug 17, 2020 - Toronto 134 vs. Brooklyn 110
- Feb 12, 2020 - Brooklyn 101 vs. Toronto 91
- Feb 08, 2020 - Toronto 119 vs. Brooklyn 118
- Jan 04, 2020 - Toronto 121 vs. Brooklyn 102
- Dec 14, 2019 - Toronto 110 vs. Brooklyn 102
- Apr 03, 2019 - Toronto 115 vs. Brooklyn 105
- Feb 11, 2019 - Toronto 127 vs. Brooklyn 125
- Jan 11, 2019 - Toronto 122 vs. Brooklyn 105
- Dec 07, 2018 - Brooklyn 106 vs. Toronto 105
- Mar 23, 2018 - Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 112
- Mar 13, 2018 - Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 102
- Jan 08, 2018 - Toronto 114 vs. Brooklyn 113
- Dec 15, 2017 - Toronto 120 vs. Brooklyn 87
- Feb 05, 2017 - Toronto 103 vs. Brooklyn 95
- Jan 17, 2017 - Toronto 119 vs. Brooklyn 109
- Jan 13, 2017 - Toronto 132 vs. Brooklyn 113
- Dec 20, 2016 - Toronto 116 vs. Brooklyn 104
- Apr 13, 2016 - Toronto 103 vs. Brooklyn 96
- Mar 08, 2016 - Toronto 104 vs. Brooklyn 99
- Jan 18, 2016 - Toronto 112 vs. Brooklyn 100
- Jan 06, 2016 - Toronto 91 vs. Brooklyn 74
Injury Report for Brooklyn
- Paul Millsap: Out (Covid-19)
- LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Covid-19)
- James Johnson: Out (Covid-19)
- James Harden: Out (Covid-19)
- DeAndre' Bembry: Out (Covid-19)
- Jevon Carter: Out (Covid-19)
- Bruce Brown: Out (Covid-19)
- Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
- Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Toronto
- Dalano Banton: Out (Illness)
- David Johnson: Out (Calf)
- Khem Birch: Out (Knee)
- Precious Achiuwa: Out (Covid-19)
- OG Anunoby: Out (Hip)