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NBA Playoffs: Raptors prepare for battle-tested Brooklyn in Game 2

The Raptors rookie-ness might have got the better of them in Game 1, said Toronto head coach Dwayne Casey, but the dinosaurs are hoping to improve for Game 2 against the battle-tested Brooklyn Nets.

"We're disappointed, but again we're anxious to get the second chance at it," Casey told reporters on Monday (video above). "The second time around, we'll get the first game jitters away, out of us. We know we're fighting a veteran, crusty team that's been there before.

"We know we can do better."

The Raptors lost Game 1, 94-87, on home court. Toronto is led by youngsters Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, and Greivis Vasquez. Brooklyn, meanwhile, is led by champions Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, as well as veteran guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.

Game 2 is Tuesday night, 4:30 p.m. PST on TSN.

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