With Raptors-Nets, we still don't know what kind of series we have yet

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan celebrates his team's win in Game 2 over the Nets. But what do we really...

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan celebrates his team's win in Game 2 over the Nets. But what do we really know about these two teams two games in? Not much, actually. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:55 PM ET

The old adage is that once you even a series, it’s a brand new ball game.

In the case of the Nets-Raptors Eastern Conference quarter-final, which returned to even terms on Tuesday night with the Raptors’ 100-95 win, it’s easier to make the case that the series really hasn’t begun.

Looking at what both teams have accomplished thus far, neither has yet to play anything remotely comparable to a complete game.

Sure, there have been flashes. Paul Pierce in the final few minutes of Game 1 was stellar. DeMar DeRozan in the fourth quarter of Game 2 equally so, particularly those final three minutes. Deron Williams, for spurts throughout Game 1, was solid, as was Kyle Lowry, but both had periods in each game in which they weren’t so productive.


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