Raptors Tip Off Against Brooklyn Nets This Saturday in First Playoff Round Since 2007

The Toronto Raptors are in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. They’re the Atlantic division champions. They’ve set a franchise record for wins in a season. They’ll tip off game one against the Brooklyn Nets this Saturday (April 19) at 12:30pm at the Air Canada Centre (available on TSN). 

That’s all the important stuff you need to know. A bit of a downer – but nothing to worry about – is that the Nets tanked their game last night, meaning they dropped a spot in the Eastern Conference to avoid matching up with the far superior Bulls, which would have meant Toronto faces a very beatable Washington. Either way, Brooklyn purposely aiming to enter a seven-game series with a Raptors team that went 42-22 after a major early season trade that saw Rudy Gay shipped to Sacramento doesn’t seem like that great a plan. 

A few more notable facts: 

– Toronto and Brooklyn split the season series 2-2
– Nets starting five playoff experience: 399 games; Raptors starting five playoff experience: 24 games
– Nets’ average age: 29.2; Raptors’ average age: 26.5
– Brooklyn has the highest average salary of any team in the NBA. 
– Raptors playoff tickets are the highest in the league ($370 average price) 

Brunch beers on Saturday, anyone?

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