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Monday NBA game preview: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors

Monday NBA game preview: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
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Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell has emerged as a force this year and has been added as an injury replacement to Saturday’s all-star game. Kyle Lowry has been resurgent as a shooter in his last three games, going 13-for-27 from three-point range.

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Brooklyn’s Joe Harris and Toronto’s Danny Green will compete against each other on Saturday in the three-point shooting contest as part of all-star weekend … The Nets got key part Caris LaVert back from injury last Friday and he’ll surely boost their playoff hopes … In a minor roster move, the Raptors converted the two-way contact of centre Chris Boucher to a full NBA contract on Sunday. The move ensures Boucher will stay with the team through the end of the season and affords him a chance to stick in 2019-20 ... Toronto has won its last seven home games against the Nets … Brooklyn is fifth in the league in three-pointers made per game, averaging 12.3 each night.
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