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The Brooklyn Nets (7-3) play against the Toronto Raptors (5-5) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 3:30 PM EST on Sunday November 7, 2021

Brooklyn Nets 116, Toronto Raptors 103 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
For us it’s a press release and a return date. For an athlete injuries are a small death, as Pascal Siakam shares on his comeback from off-season shoulder surgery: pic.twitter.com/ZEk9btSaSx7:14 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
“When Alex (McKechnie) was telling me I had to have surgery, it was my first surgery, I was super scared and I just remember crying. I don’t think I’ve cried like that since my dad passed away… It was a tough moment for me,”- am emotional Pascal Siakam after his return. pic.twitter.com/8MAvKEFwIv6:56 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“We have a game Wednesday, you can talk after than one too,” Fred VanVleet teasing Pascal at his post-game media avail. pic.twitter.com/iZYRSSUgJA6:30 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills admits Scottie Barnes could guard “just about anyone.” – 6:28 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills points at the team’s trust for why the team has been making big leaps with their offense. – 6:28 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Lamar Stevens remains in the rotation after his strong second-half minutes in Toronto. – 6:27 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills was worried Blake Griffin had the wrong email address for his acceptance into the Blue Collar Boys. – 6:25 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“To keep a team like that to 103 points, we’re making strides.”
⁃Patty Mills on the team’s defense today against the Toronto Raptors. – 6:24 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
‘My legs were heavy, I was out of breath after about 3 min’ 😂— Pascal Siakam on his return. pic.twitter.com/MdMPCOxRB66:24 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Blake Griffin is expecting to play tomorrow against the Bulls, but it doesn’t appear a final decision has been made. – 6:21 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills is officially a member of the Blue Collar Boys Club. Griffin said he’s unsure of Kevin Durant’s status, despite taking a charge and accidentally hitting him on his way down. Said Durant is likely unaware of the time aspect of the app process. – 6:20 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s got to jump through a few hoops before we can just give it to him.”
⁃Blake Griffin on Kevin Durant making it to the Blue Collared Boys Club. – 6:20 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Blake Griffin expects to play tomorrow vs the #Bulls on the tail end of a back to back. #Nets6:19 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Sometimes he was trying facilitate a little too much too early — When he’s aggressive, the defensive focus has to shift. He’s been finding a balance lately.”
⁃Blake Griffin on James Harden. – 6:19 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“It felt good. First time in a long time,” Pascal Siakam says of being out there on the court today. Siakam said he cried when he found out he needed surgery, saying he doesn’t think he’s cried like that since his father passed away. (As a capper on a crappy year-plus). – 6:19 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Blake Griffin says,
“The ball always finds the best players, but the ball also finds energy and we sort of embraced that.” – 6:17 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“When he’s at that level, he just makes us go. As a team we can go to a different level — It’s a game changer for us.”
⁃Blake Griffin on James Harden. – 6:17 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s like body-wise NBA ready and confident— He’s going to be good for a long time.”
⁃Blake Griffin on Scottie Barnes. – 6:16 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Siakam returns…but a quiet Q3 (& a big night from KD) drops the Raptors to 6-5. Check out the latest edition of #TheRap.
#WeTheNorth #Raptors #rtz
#SmithAndJones @Paul Jones #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/UCm5zOvXcQ6:13 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Join us LIVE on Raptors Night Cap with @UrbanRandy @Paul Jones @Sherman Hamilton and @AmyAudibert as they break down the Raptors 116-103 defeat to the Nets
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Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 Highlights from @James Harden night in Toronto 📼 pic.twitter.com/2Q4Wx8eP2n6:08 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 Highlights from @Kevin Durant night in Toronto 📼 pic.twitter.com/TwZ1aRqC3j6:07 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kevin Durant has praised Nick Nurse multiple times in his postgame presser for how the Raptors play under him and his defense. He also had high praise for rookie Scottie Barnes’ IQ and enthusiasm. – 6:05 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Blake (Griffin) inspires us with those type of plays.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Blake Griffin drawing charges. – 6:05 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We need him to stay confident, especially when shooting the three-pointer.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Blake Griffin. – 6:04 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 Highlights from our fifth dub in a row 📼 pic.twitter.com/JkFddiIi7g6:04 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kevin Durant returned to Toronto for 1st time since he tore his Achilles in the Finals with Warriors. He called that one of the lowest moments of his career but he said that wasn’t on his mind on the court. Durant is in a groove, finishing with 31-7-7 as Nets win 5th straight. – 6:03 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“This a championship organization — We respect this team.”
⁃Kevin Durant on the Toronto Raptors. – 6:03 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant on James Harden,
“It felt like he was in the zone — We’re going to need that from him moving forward.” – 6:02 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Strong night in Toronto pic.twitter.com/5opkStiAG86:02 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He has something a little extra in seeing the game a little slower. That’s rare.”
⁃Kevin Durant on Scottie Barnes. – 6:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Having an injury like that will make you a different player — I’m in a good place mentally so that’s all that matter.”
⁃Kevin Durant on injury his achilles the last time he played in Toronto. – 6:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant also says,
“I had seven turnovers tonight from playing in a crowd too much — Our defense was there when we needed it to be.” – 6:00 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant said he didn’t really think about his last trip to Toronto when he got hurt. Acknowledges it was one of his lowest moments of his career, but still has fond memories playing there. – 5:58 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant admits Nick Nurse’s schemes could keep you up at night because of how strategic he is. – 5:58 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Say it loud and proud…BROOKLYN 📢 pic.twitter.com/94uPXDBzmO5:58 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“This team thrives off of getting steals — We kept the ball in our hands in that third and you saw how efficient our offense was.”
⁃Kevin Durant on the Toronto Raptors. – 5:58 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Tonight he helped us although he wasn’t making shots the way he’s accustomed to making them.”
⁃Steve Nash on LaMarcus Aldridge. – 5:54 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash says,
“Kevin (Durant) since day one has been unbelievable — That’s under a team that’s trying to find themselves.” – 5:53 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“In the first half, he didn’t give himself enough credit — Games when he gets to the paint he can really cause a lot of problems for the defense.”
⁃Steve Nash on James Harden. – 5:52 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Got it done in Toronto👏👏 pic.twitter.com/OcBkO2OZIu5:45 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Just wasn’t our day. pic.twitter.com/HdsJAlEOog5:44 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
FINAL: Nets 116, Raptors 103
Kevin Durant (31 PTS, 7 REBS, 7 ASTS), James Harden (28 PTS, 10 REBS, 8 ASTS), Blake Griffin (14 PTS, 11 REBS) & the Nets make it FIVE CONSECUTIVE WINS. Harden stunned Toronto in the fourth as he casually closed out the game. – 5:43 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Nets are on a 5-game win streak since their 13-point loss to Miami.
7-3 through 10. – 5:43 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Raptors 116-103. James Harden was the hero in the fourth. Blake Griffin had a double-double. LaMarcus Aldridge had five assists. Brooklyn wins for the first time in Toronto since 2015. The win streak is five. They head to Chicago. – 5:43 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors fall to Brooklyn. Upcoming sked is brutal. 8 of their next 9 games are on the road, including a mid-week back-to-back in Boston and Philly and a tough West Coast trip. Good news is Siakam is back and looked good in limited minutes today. – 5:43 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Let’s goooo pic.twitter.com/ngPcXeiZMm5:42 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
What a win for the Nets. Incredible performance in a 116-104 finish against the Raptors. – 5:42 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes lose. 116-103 Nets. Raps couldn’t recover from cold start to third quarter. 31 and 28 from KD and Harden. VanVleet had 21, Siakam had 15 and 4 in 25 minutes in his return. – 5:42 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
What is a luxury is it to have two closers while the third is still at home. The Nets are absolutely terrifying in the fourth quarter. – 5:41 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden has been so good down the stretch today. – 5:41 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
After a 2-3 start the Nets will have won 5 in a row behind the NBA’s leading scorer Kevin Durant who has 31, 7 and 7 today
James Harden 20 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists so far pic.twitter.com/2gN6s67MkD5:40 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Blake Griffin has a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. His first of the year. – 5:40 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors: They’ll annoy you. – 5:38 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets are leading by 12 with 3:33 left to go in the game! Also, THE BEARD IS GOING OFF IN THE FOURTH 😳 – 5:34 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Tough shooting night, not enough juice the entire second half, Raptors down 12, 3:33 to go and we’re almost done here – 5:34 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash has gone with DeAndre Bembry in this closing lineup instead of Bruce Brown. That could change after this timeout, but Nash is riding the hot man and Bembry has played an incredible game. – 5:34 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Nets’ broadcast just said that the shot clock went out in Toronto, and I just had a flashback.
“Twenty-four.” – 5:22 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Bembry to the rim 🙌 pic.twitter.com/N9OJFjQ19z5:22 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I will just say, I love everything about this Nets-Raptors game. Weird Raps lineups, KD going off, Blake and Harris flame throwing, Siakam back, FVV playing well. Whole game just absolutely rules. – 5:21 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
A little box-and-1 might becoming for Harden here. We’ll see. – 5:18 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Staying Together 🤜🤛
#AllFly | @GEICO pic.twitter.com/Y21I9ulngO5:17 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead the Raptors 88-77 at the end of the third. Blake Griffin is having a good game. He’s hit four 3s. Brooklyn was in control at the beginning and end of the quarter. Durant has been huge. No surprise there. – 5:16 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Back in front! pic.twitter.com/gb5BL89uYt5:14 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
An incredible third quarter, punctuated by Kevin Durant’s And-1. The Nets started this quarter with a 9-0 run and ended it with an 11-2 run. They outscored the Raptors 35-17 in the 3rd and lead, 88-77, entering the fourth. Outstanding quarter. Now can they close? – 5:13 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Nets put a 38-17 quarter on the Raptors, with only some absurd shot-making from Trent keeping Raps somewhat in this thing. It’s 88-77 Nets after 3. Raps are 4-22 from 3. – 5:13 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Hard not to enjoy Kevin Durant as the facilitator. So very patient, measured with his decisions – 5:13 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 3rd QTR: Nets 88, Raptors 77
Kevin Durant (29 PTS, 7 REBS, 7 ASTS), Blake Griffin (14 PTS, 9 REBS), James Harden (12 PTS, 7 ASTS) & the Nets had their way in the third period. Brooklyn is completely dominating on the boards right now too, outrebounding Toronto 37-26. – 5:13 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Coupla late-quarter defensive breakdowns, Raptors were within 2 but down 11 going into fourth
Was a pretty ugly 12 minutes all told – 5:12 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
DeAndre’ Bembry won’t get credited with that steal, but he just locked up Gary Trent Jr. and forced a turnover. – 5:11 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden shook Gary Trent Jr. so hard that he backpedaled, so much so that he fell into Harden’s arm. Refs, though, think Harden is hooking the arm and don’t call a foul. Turnover, Harden. For no reason. – 5:10 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Blake said, “That’s mine.” pic.twitter.com/Wf49h4tDGb5:10 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Raptors haven’t even cracked double-digits yet in the third period. Brooklyn has outscored them 24-9 in the quarter and are holding onto an 8-point lead. – 5:06 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Nets by 8, Raptors 4-21 from three-point range
Mathematically, bad – 5:05 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Durant finds Harden, right back to DURANT pic.twitter.com/8PdAtXJhWM5:02 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Blake Griffin looking like a linebacker diving on a fumble. #Nets #Raptors5:00 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Scottie Barnes has picked up his fourth foul at the 8:32 mark of the third quarter. – 4:56 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Switched over to the Raptors broadcast for @BlakeMurphyODC 👁 – 4:55 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Great to see @BlakeMurphyODC on the Raptors broadcast. #kingofallmedia4:54 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
What beats a great defense? Ball movement. The Nets have 17 assists so far with 9:31 to go in the 3rd quarter. This is when the Nets are at their best offensively. – 4:51 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets score nine unanswered to start the second half and retake the lead. Timeout Nick Nurse. – 4:51 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps miss 4 good shots to start the half — FVV 3, OG dunk, Siakam mid-range, Pascal post — and Nets are on 9-0 run to start. – 4:50 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors miss a dunk, a little 10-footer, about a 5-footer
Nets go on 9-0 run and up 2 – 4:50 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
How does Toronto offensive rebound so well yet give up so little transition? They aren’t offensive rebounding with the usual slow bruisers like JV or Kanter, so they can hit the glass and also run back with their great athletes. – 4:45 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
That’s just cold, @Fred VanVleet 😮 pic.twitter.com/RU4qliX7Rx4:45 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Jheeez… Scottie really said ‘GIMMIE DAT’ pic.twitter.com/MkrnYDFYzr4:40 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Those last couple minutes of the half are a good example of why this Raptors team will be able to play without a true C on most nights. They’ve got so much length on the floor, so much size at every other position. D is predicated on activity more than rim protection anyway. – 4:39 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
BONJOUR! 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/7RFT7UDtpz4:38 PM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Lost in all the positive things Scottie Barnes does is this; he plays himself into exhaustion. The last lotto pick I remember thinking that about as a rookie was Joakim Noah. Barnes plays with the zeal of an undersized, undrafted rookie trying to make the team. Thats a talent too – 4:37 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
35 seconds of Scottie Barnes raising hell on Kevin Durant and James Harden pic.twitter.com/d8mY8i9cxZ4:36 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Toronto leads the Nets 60-53. Scottie Barnes is looking GOOD for the Raptors. Kevin Durant leads the Nets with 16. Brooklyn’s offense was very iso-heavy down the stretch. Harden showing more burst getting to the basket. – 4:35 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Excellent first half in Toronto. The Raptors are much, much better than I gave them credit for. Scottie Barnes is looking like he can play the Kawhi role. Kevin Durant is hitting tough shots. James Harden looks like he’s getting his groove back. nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…4:35 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
60-53 Raps over Nets and whatever the ceiling this version of the Raptors proves to be (inching higher by the minute), the entertainment value is … high. – 4:34 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
That was an eventful ending to the half… Highlights coming ASAP pic.twitter.com/aekaiMOQ1o4:33 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
At the half pic.twitter.com/UpF4q5F4XN4:33 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Holy gesshejejejehe!!! Scottie Barnes literally ripped the ball out of Kevin Durant’s hands on a drive! – 4:33 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
60-53 Raps after a half. Durant lurking with 16, feels like he could find a lot more shots if he wanted to. But Raps playing really nice D, led by a tremendous VanVleet half and 8-7-3 from Barnes. – 4:32 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
HALF: Nets 53, Raptors 60
Kevin Durant (16 PTS, 3 ASTS), James Harden (10 PTS, 4 ASTS) and the Nets are defending the perimeter well. They’re holding the Raptors to 24% accuracy from deep, but Toronto is outscoring them 34-16 in the paint. – 4:32 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Quite a fun first half
Raptors up 7
FVV with 16, Durant has 16 – 4:32 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Scottie Barnes: “Gimme dat!” (probably) – 4:31 PM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
That Harden play is what I thought wasn’t supposed to be a foul on the def anymore. – 4:28 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant gets T’ed for the foul called against him on Chris Boucher. Looks like he gave Boucher a little push on his back, if that. – 4:27 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Nash replaced Jevon Carter in his bench unit to start the 2nd with Joe Harris and it looked a lot better. – 4:25 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
watching this game continuously reminds me Kevin Durant somehow got better *after* rupturing his achilles. how. – 4:24 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I venture it’s been a very, very long time since James Harden has played 14 minutes of basketball in this arena and not take a single FT
Raptors up 2, 3 minutes til half – 4:24 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
That’s as animated as I’ve seen Kevin Durant challenge a foul call with an official. I want to see the replay now because I don’t believe it was a foul anymore. – 4:24 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The vision, @DALANOBANTON 👀 pic.twitter.com/vlZHkc8FJU4:23 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Harden and KD gettin’ the job done pic.twitter.com/wKvZfXL1qC4:18 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
So far so good for Pascal. Not looking like a dude that hasn’t played competitive basketball in 6 months. Already giving the Raptors a much-needed boost offensively. He’s been cooking Paul Millsap in the 2nd quarter. – 4:16 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead the Raptors 40-39 with 6:54 left in the first half. Kevin Durant leads with 12 points. Brooklyn holding Toronto to 21 percent shooting from 3, but Raptors have a lot of ways to score down low. – 4:16 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills has to be more aggressive offensively, I think he’s playing too passive. – 4:15 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Patty C & the C stands for caffeinated.
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/SUUbKYDaQk4:14 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Birthday Buckets @DALANOBANTON pic.twitter.com/9pzLfIWFjA4:14 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
DeAndre’ Bembry, a Raptor who never played in Toronto for the team, hits a 3
As a Net – 4:13 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
If Dalano Banton was picked 36th would he be exceeding expectations? 26th? 16th? … – 4:11 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Dalano Banton, once again, doing the things. – 4:10 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The evolution of OG pic.twitter.com/exrSzC6VRs4:06 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Good minutes from Achiuwa off the bench. Siakam (who played the first 5 minutes, and hit a 3, before picking up his 2nd foul) will start the 2nd Q. Nets by 3 after 12 minutes. – 4:04 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets lead the #Raptors 29-26 after one. Kevin Durant – in his first trip to Toronto since rupturing his Achilles in the 2019 #NBA Finals – has a dozen, while Blake Griffin has six rebounds. – 4:04 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Through 1, Up 3 pic.twitter.com/ZQjJc5QmW04:04 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
29-26 Nets after 1Q, Harden with 12. Anunoby w 8. Siakam looked good in five minute stint to start. – 4:04 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 1st QTR: Nets 29, Raptors 26
Kevin Durant (12 PTS), Blake Griffin (6 PTS, 6 REBS) and the Nets are going tit for tat with Toronto. The ball movement has been beautiful for Brooklyn and they have also been taking care of the ball, only giving it up one time. – 4:03 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Blake ↘️ KD pic.twitter.com/F0HssahzD24:03 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
29-26 Nets after 1. Kevin Durant, good at basketball, has 12. OG hit consecutive turnarounds over Harden and Durant, and has 6. – 4:02 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
This Durant fellow is pretty good
He’s got 12, Nets by 3 after a quarter – 4:02 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
KD gotta chill – 4:01 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Scottie Barnes is getting absolutely roasted by KD and Harden in this first Q. About half the Nets’ buckets in the quarter have been directly at his expense. – 4:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
OG Anunoby’s game has come so far – 4:00 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Dalano Banton checks in. 8 seconds later, Dalano Banton layup. Instant impact. – 4:00 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets offense is starting to catch up. – 3:57 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors missing eigh of the first 10 3-pt FGA might be a solid reason they’re down four at second timeout – 3:55 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raps playing solidly, but they’re 2-for-10 from 3, which is going to hurt. Nets by 4 early. – 3:55 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Two fouls on Harden inside of7 minutes
Not two PFs he’s gotten called, like the olden days – 3:53 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
JOEY BUCKETS 🏀 pic.twitter.com/14YrglerQ73:53 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This is going to be great theater with KD going against these great wing athletes for Toronto. Not getting anywhere vs OG, more success against Barnes, who just doesn’t have the quickness or experience to stay with him. – 3:52 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
As @RyanRuocco points out, this is Kevin Durant’s first game in Toronto since he tore his Achilles in the 2019 NBA Finals. Didn’t even think about that. – 3:51 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Yesssir, @Pascal Siakam! Welcome back pic.twitter.com/Qro0ElzQvl3:51 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors up 4 at first timeout, Siakam’s minutes limit gets some help ’cause he’s got 2 PFs in 5:01 – 3:48 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Midday start, Nets not bringing the energy required to compete with this Toronto team. – 3:48 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Kevin Durant’s first game in Toronto since game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
Pascal Siakam’s first game of the season.
Great day for afternoon hoops in T.O. – 3:42 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
OG on Durant, Siakam on Griffin, Barnes on Harden appears to be Raptors’ preferred alignment here. – 3:42 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie starts on Harden, OG on KD. – 3:40 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets say James Johnson is out with left knee soreness. – 3:39 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nets add James Johnson (knee soreness) as a late scratch. Johnson is out. – 3:39 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Johnson has been ruled out against the Toronto Raptors with a left knee soreness, the team says. – 3:39 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Johnson is a late scratch due to left knee soreness, the Nets say. – 3:39 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash gets an ovation from his fellow Canadians when introduced as the Nets coach. – 3:37 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
WHOLESOME CONTENT ALERT pic.twitter.com/AYOKR3uYOP3:28 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
About that time.
🆚 Toronto
📺 @YESNetwork pic.twitter.com/CbEhxpX9ru3:20 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Chicago. Passed on going to Canada due to their COVID testing situation. Nets-Raptors tips shortly. Brooklyn going for five straight. What version of James Harden do we see today? Updates to come. – 3:15 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
ICYMI — Raptors starters vs. Nets: FVV, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG and …. Pascal Siakam. – 3:14 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The Warm Up 📸 pic.twitter.com/g7cCLffHDw3:10 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
First Five out in Toronto: pic.twitter.com/bsBHHmuVle3:09 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters in Toronto: Harden, Harris, Durant, Brown and Griffin. – 3:04 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Same Nets starters: Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, James Harden – 3:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets’ Starters vs. the Raptors:
👨🏿‍🍳James Harden
🔒Bruce Brown
👷🏻‍♂️Joe Harris
🪣Kevin Durant
👷🏽‍♂️Blake Griffin – 3:01 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs Raptors Game:
▪️Bruce Brown is currently shooting it at 36% from downtown so far, a career-high.
▪️Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in field goal percentage at 52%.
▪️Kyrie Irving & Nic Claxton are out for Brooklyn. – 3:00 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
😂 @Pascal Siakam pic.twitter.com/10zPw06mVE2:58 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Out here 📸 pic.twitter.com/gJJeTBm7Am2:57 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Someone’s listening
Raptors are starting VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Anunoby, Siakam today – 2:39 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Tyrod what you doin bro – 2:35 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Today’s @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Ly4vyseOpd2:33 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Siakam will start in his season debut. It’s VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Anunoby and Pascal vs Brooklyn. Achiuwa off the bench. – 2:33 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors starting VanVleet, Trent, Anunoby, Barnes and Siakam against Nets. – 2:32 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors starting FVV, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG, Pascal Siakam. – 2:31 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In last night’s game, Trae Young tallied a team-high 31 points and a game-high tying 13 assists.
Since entering the NBA in 2018-19, Young has recorded 32 contests of 30-or-more points and 10-or-more assists, trailing only James Harden (33) for most in the last four seasons. – 2:20 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nash on Scottie Barnes-“He has a lot of confidence and can affect the game in a lot of ways. Offensively he’s a player with a high ceiling and defensively he’s very versatile… He’s a very impressive rookie and to be this affective early is a huge part of why he’s so impressive” – 2:14 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on LaMarcus Aldridge: “When he scores, it makes us a better team because our second unit is functional and efficient.” – 2:14 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash admits the team is going to “need” James Harden to be at his best and there is a price to pay for his brilliance in regards to turnovers. – 2:11 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Sunday game vibes.
@goatapp pic.twitter.com/P7TYeTzKgu2:11 PM

Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Says @Steve Nash On Nick Nurse…. it’s phenomenal some of the things he does and the way he thinks outside the box getting the team to do the things they do #rtz #Raptors2:09 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“We know things happen …. but it’s been a pretty insane amount of things,” — Nets head coach Steve Nash on his first two seasons as an NBA head coach. – 2:08 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash praises the Nets coaching staff for being able to put together this “puzzle” for the team in regards to rotations and overall team success. – 2:07 PM

Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Says @Steve Nash … It’s a great day for me to be able to come back home and be on the sidelines in this building…. when asked about being a Canadian coach and coaching on Canadian soil #rtz #Raptors2:06 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He definitely has a lot of confidence and belief in what he does — He’s a play that has a high ceiling … Very impressive rookie.”
⁃Steve Nash on Scottie Barnes. – 2:03 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Steve Nash calls Scottie Barnes a very impressive rookie – 2:03 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Great challenge for us. A team that plays extremely hard — Defensively they have a lot of guys that make plays.”
⁃Steve Nash on the Toronto Raptors. – 2:02 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Time to spice things up 👀 pic.twitter.com/nOZDzhpbRx1:54 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“I only get reminded about it four times a week walking down the street,” Nurse says of fourth quarter timeout in Game 5, last time Durant played in Toronto. – 1:52 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
No word on who will start for Raptors. Nurse says he is still waiting for final minutes restriction on Siakam. – 1:48 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Nurse says Khem Birch (knee swelling) is out vs. Nets; no issues from MRI. Not clear when or how he hurt his knee. ‘Banged it’ is what we have so far. – 1:48 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
I loved the David Johnson run up the middle on 2nd and 20. Good stuff! – 1:48 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Negative MRI on Khem Birch. Just some swelling that will keep him off court for a few days. – 1:47 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Khem Birch “got hurt” he cleared the MRI. Just some swelling. Two or three days, Nurse says – 1:46 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
‘No I’m not mad, I’m just throwin’ fits’ pic.twitter.com/LBFEX1WnXV1:28 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey on Cade: “Against Brooklyn, he got better as the game went on.” Thinks there’s going to be real strides as he continues to get experience and conditioning the next few weeks. – 1:25 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Cade Cunningham: “I could tell in the last game against Brooklyn that he got more comfortable as the game went on.” – 1:24 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Cade Cunningham facing the No. 2, 3 and 4 picks this week: “For us, we’re going against the Houston Rockets (and Cavs and Raptors).” – 1:23 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Watch the (non) block by David Johnson. Interception – 1:11 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kyrie Irving reportedly will be on the NBA All-Star ballot nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/07/kyr…1:00 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Khem Birch is out today – 12:56 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Just sit down on the workroom to find those alway-on-top-of-the-news Raptors PR types have Khem Birch out for this afternoon vs. Brooklyn with some right knee swelling – 12:54 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Comeback SZN @Pascal Siakam pic.twitter.com/gGy5zF1qBQ12:00 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Texans inactives vs Dolphins: QB Watson, QB Driskel, DB LeBlanc, LB Nickerson, LB Eric Wilson, WR Davis, TE Brown. QB Tyrod Taylor active & will start for the 1st time since week 2 at Browns, Mills is the no. 2 QB. – 11:30 AM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Today, Pascal Siakam will play in Toronto for the first time since February 28, 2020 (618 days ago) and Kevin Durant will play in Toronto for the first time since Game 5 of the 2019 Finals (851 days ago). – 11:03 AM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Eastern Conference Power Poll Week 3 – Based on head-to-head and schedule resume:
1. Miami
2. Philly
3. NY
4. Nets
5. BULLS
6. Wiz
7. Bucks
8. Cavs – 11:00 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam is ready for his season debut today
sportando.basketball/en/toronto-rap…10:59 AM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
The Buzz Boyz are ready to battle in LA! 😤
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/VAsLGZgQRJ10:55 AM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Ah Ah Ah! @DALANOBANTON 🎂 pic.twitter.com/NkcNoXikMf10:11 AM