Basketball fans can watch the Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors matchup live online with streaming video of the first game of the 2014 NBA playoffs.
The game features the Atlantic Division champion Raptors, who set a franchise record this year with 48 wins. Despite the record mark, many still see the Raptors as the weak link among the top teams in the Eastern Conference, giving the Nets a chance for the upset win.
But Brooklyn themselves must right the ship after dropping four of their last five games, including a 29-point loss to Cleveland on the final night as coach Jason Kidd rested his regulars.
Kidd said he’s not worried going into the opening game of the playoffs.
The lack of effort in the final game led to some speculation that the Nets may have lost on purpose to get the matchup with the Raptors, a thought that angered Toronto coach Dwane Casey.
“It would tick me off if that was the case,” Casey said about Brooklyn’s alleged strategy of tanking. “If they did, sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.”
Fans who watch the Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors game live online will see an evenly matched affair. The teams split their four games this year.
If the matchup comes down to experience, the Nets have the decided edge. Three Toronto starters have never played in the postseason, while Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce has 136 playoff games all by himself. The Nets also have longtime veteran Kevin Garnett to add leadership.
Those who want to watch the Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors game live online can click here for streaming video of the 2014 NBA playoffs.