Cleveland Cavaliers travels to the Air Canada Centre to face off against the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 26 at 7.30 p.m. EST with some questions that need answering. Will they win on the road and start to play like an NBA Finals team? Click here for the live stream to find out!
It’s been a funny season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. At times they’ve been accused of team that’s going through the motions, almost expecting to be in the NBA Finals without putting in too many outstanding performances. But against the Toronto Raptors they will have to be at the top of their game if they are to win and continue to top the Eastern Conference.
In truth, it hasn’t been their fault. Perhaps finding it difficult to stay motivated without a real true challenger in the Eastern Conference, they’ve won many games against their rivals at a canter. Well, everyone except the Golden State Warriors and their opponents Toronto, who beat them back on Nov. 25.
They may have taken their opponent lightly that day, because on Jan. 4 they got their revenge for that upset with a comprehensive 122-100 win against the Raptors. And that’s it. What Cavs team will show up? Will it be a complacent one or a focused one?
Still, LeBron James has been their inspiration again this season. The big man has managed 24.8 points per game in 2014-2015, as well as 7.2 rebounds per game and 6.6 assists per game. With Kevin Love working in perfect harmony with LeBron, they’ll always score lots of points.
The Raptors have had a great season and find themselves in the unlikely position of second in the division. Guard DeMar DeRozan has been a revelation this season, managing an impressive 23.3 point average in 55 games this season. Kyle Lowry has also fired in a 21 point average, which isn’t too shoddy at all.
This will be a tough one for Cleveland, especially after being recently humbled at home to the Detroit Pistons. It’s too difficult to call, but maybe fortune will favor the Cavs this time round.
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