There isn’t a lot to recommend about this game. I’m writing this as I flip between Heat-Celtics and Tiger Woods’ improbable comeback at The Masters. Earlier, I watched Derrick Rose clinch his MVP award with a 39-point game on just 17 field goal attempts against the Magic. This is an extremely intriguing day in sports, but this game doesn’t rate on that scale. The only real suspense with these teams is where the Raptors and Jazz will end up picking in the 2011 draft — in case you forgot, the Jazz have the Nets’ pick from the Deron Williams trade.
Toronto: Leandro Barbosa, Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Jose Calderon and Sonny Weems are all out today.
New Jersey: Deron Williams, Kris Humphries, Quinton Ross and Sundiata Gaines are out for the season. Anthony Morrow is questionable while Damion James is listed as doubtful.
Start time: 6:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jerryd Bayless, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Reggie Evans, Ed Davis
New Jersey: Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Mario West, Dan Gadzuric, Brook Lopez
Today’s pregame song is “Lost Ones” by Jersey native Lauryn Hill. Yeah, she went nuts, but she was brilliant back in the day.