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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Toronto Raptors (21-15) will be hosted by the Brooklyn Nets (10-24) at Barclays Center on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Raptors will look to snap a two-game skid on Wednesday night. Their most recent loss came on Tuesday against the Cavaliers 122-100. Kyle Lowry led the team in the loss with 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals, and a block in 35 minutes. DeMar DeRozan pitched in 19 points (8-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists, and two rebounds in 35 minutes. DeMarre Carroll missed the game due to swelling in his right knee and his status for Wednesday is still up in the air. He missed nine games in December with bruising on the same knee so the Raptors may take it slow with Carroll and make sure he is 100 percent healthy before letting him take the court again. The Raptors have dropped their past two games against the Nets, but they have yet to play this season.
After defeating the Celtics to open the New Year, the Celtics were out for revenge in their rematch just two days later on Monday night, defeating the Nets 103-94. Thaddeus Young led the way for the Nets in the loss with 23 points (9-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal in just under 38 minutes. Joe Johnson pitched in 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, and four assists in 35 minutes. During Monday’s game Johnson bruised his right quad and is listed as questionable for Wednesday. Rookie Chris McCullough sat out of Tuesday’s practice due to an illness while also nursing a knee injury. Head coach Lionel Hollins said McCullough is essentially “redshirting” the season. The Nets are endanger of losing their eighth straight game at home on Wednesday night.