The Toronto Raptors begin their title defense in the 1st round against Caris LaVert and the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors finished their bubble games 7-1 and with the highest winning percentage in franchise history, just one year after losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency.
The Nets, meanwhile, have had a rollercoaster ride of a season. They’ve had a transition year with Kevin Durant missing the entire season. Even of the Nets players that played in the regular season, 6 of them did not arrive in the NBA’s Disney World bubble. They somehow still went 5-3 in the bubble and jumped from the 8th seed to the 7th seed in the East to lockup a matchup with the defending champions.
Will Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and the defending champions get their first ever franchise sweep? Or will the Nets shock the world? Check out Esfandiar Baraheni’s series breakdown.
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