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Raptors-Nets Game 1 Playoff Preview

Greivis Vasquez and the Toronto Raptors begin their playoff journey in Game 1 against Joe Johnson and the Brooklyn Nets. This series should be tight as these teams split their season series, 2-2.

The Toronto Raptors are looking to make some noise in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with good record of 48-34. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets enter the postseason after a solid regular season in which they posted a record of 44-38.

The attacking Brooklyn offense seems poised to dominate from the foul line in this series. They ranked fifth in the NBA at getting to the stripe this season (FTA rate of 31.3), while Toronto was among the league's most foul-prone squads (giving up a 26th-ranked FTA rate of 31.5). Brooklyn is among the NBA's elite in a pair of advanced metric, while the Raptors rank near the top in one. The Nets are in the top five in forced turnover percentage (first) and free throw attempt rate (fifth), while Toronto performs well in forced turnover percentage (third).


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