Zicarelli breaks down Nets-Raptors ahead of Game 5

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) looks to drive around Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10)...

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) looks to drive around Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 102-98. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

GAME 5 - NETS VS. RAPTORS

  • 7:30 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre
  • TSN/ 1050 TSN AM

SCOUTING REPORTS

Nets: A terrible way to end Game 4, a loss that sparked so many questions, from decision-making to coaching and the team’s overall resolve ... Brooklyn relies on its perimeter game, unselfish habits and defence, but they all disappeared in the fourth quarter Sunday night ... Quick start featuring decisive moves, defence and rebounding must be accomplished in Game 5 or Nets face the real possibility of returning home facing elimination ... Unless Brooklyn does a complete makeover, which isn’t going to happen, it must rely on what took the team this far: Defence, sharing the basketball and making shots.

 


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