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Nets’ Kenny Atkinson: Raptors proving they’re more than Kawhi Leonard

The Nets have played up and down to their competition over the past few weeks, losing five games in a row to teams with winning records and then coming out of a seven-game stretch against sub-.500 teams with a 5-2 mark. Two games against the Raptors — Saturday in Toronto and Wednesday at Barclays Center — sandwiched around Monday’s visit to Indiana, represent a stern test for the Nets, who currently hold the No. 7 playoff position in the Eastern Conference. The defending NBA champion Raptors lost star forward Kawhi Leonard via free agency last summer, but they currently are behind only the league-best Bucks in the East standings. Toronto also carries a 13-game winning streak into Saturday night’s matchup. “Just a tough matc ...
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