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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

The realm of sports is classic for descriptive nicknames that highlight an athlete?s prowess.

Cal Ripken Jr., who played in a record 2,632 consecutive baseball games, was aptly nicknamed ?The Iron Man.?

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Nets take on the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn is still undefeated in 2013 and has won eight of nine games since P.J. Carlesimo took over at head coach.

The Raptors meanwhile are 10 games behind in the Atlantic Division.

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