The New Jersey Nets will try to extend their longest winning streak of the season when they welcome the Toronto Raptors to The Prudential Center on Sunday night.
The Nets have won two straight, including a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Deron Williams continued his strong play for New Jersey, pouring in 27 points to go along with 10 assists. Anthony Morrow, showing he deserves to stay in the starting lineup, added 22 points while Kris Humphries put together a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Despite being right in the middle of the race for one of the final playoff spots in the East, New Jersey has a record of just 2-5 at The Rock this season, compared to 4-7 on the road.
Against the Raptors, the Nets get the benefit of not facing star Andrea Bargnani, who is out indefinitely with a calf injury. They will, however, still have to find a way to stop high-flying DeMar DeRozan and a Toronto squad that has won two of their last three games
Injuries are still an issue for New Jersey, with Brook Lopez still yet to come back from a broken foot. He is joined on the bench by his replacement, Mehmet Okur (back) and possibly rookie MarShon Brooks (Achilles) who is a game-time decision.
Catch the game locally on YES or WFAN 660 with tip scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Next up for the Nets is a trip to Indiana to take on the Pacers on Tuesday.