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Long break between games doesn't sit well with Raptors' DeRozan, but Nets don't mind

  • Brooklyn Nets' Mason Plumlee, left, puts back a rebound between Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, front, and Terrence Ross during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Brooklyn Nets' Mason Plumlee, left, puts back a rebound between Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, front, and Terrence Ross during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, left, and rapper Drake react during Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, left, and rapper Drake react during Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd gestures during Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd gestures during Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Nets won 94-87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

For Raptors' All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the waiting between playoff games is the hardest part.

The Brooklyn Nets, however, don't mind one bit.

The slow pace of Toronto's first-round playoff series against Brooklyn, with two days off between each of the first three games, isn't really to DeRozan's liking. Extra down time after a disappointing Game 1 wasn't what the Raptors guard wanted.

"It's tough," DeRozan said Monday. "You have a tough game, you're used to getting right back out there and making up for it."

DeRozan will get his chance when the Raptors host the Nets on Tuesday night, hoping to bounce back after a 94-87 defeat in Game 1.