The 1PM is a excuse like LOG said. Both teams have to play at this time.
It would be different if this game was at 1PM Eastern time and Toronto was a Western time zone team and Nets were Eastern time zone. THen you could make that excuse.
But they're both Eastern time zone. No difference. I think it helps Toronto more getting back on the court sooner. They're motivated to make up from last game. Don't want to sit and wait. Nets are older, KG played a lot last game & D-Will was banged up. Get them back on the court.
But in the end, the adrenaline of both teams will get them going. This is game 7. These teams don't care if it is 1PM, 4PM, 8PM, etc. It is do or die and both teams will be ready at 1PM.