Leo Rautins is ready. Are you? The Raptors touched down in London, England yesterday and are set for a two-game series with the New Jersey Nets at O2 Arena, with the opener going tomorrow at 3PM ET. Not a bad deal if you’re like me and spending a Friday afternoon sitting around the house with nothing to do.
It’s actually a historic event, since it’s the first time the NBA has ventured outside of North America for a regular season game. As I mentioned a couple nights ago, hopefully the British enthusiasts aren’t too informed and are able to be tricked into thinking the Raptors and Nets are actually good teams. But hey, doesn’t mean they can’t put on a good show.
It’ll be Toronto’s first look at New Jersey since it picked up Deron Williams from the Jazz last week. The Nets are winless in three games since the deal and losers of six straight overall, though they’ve still won five more games than they did all of last season despite being just 17-43.