It’s about to go down! Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are out for blood against the Toronto Raptors. The two teams will face off in game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-finals at the Air Canada Centre. Catch all the NBA action May 3rd, 2016 at 8:00pm EST online here!
It looks like the Miami Heat may be the team to beat in this first game of the second round of the NBA playoffs. Although the Toronto Raptors will put up a fair fight, there is no way they will be the total dominant team in this game. Watch every hoop online here and see if either team has what it takes to make it to the NBA finals.
The Raptors are a standout team going into this series. They entered with a franchise-record 56 wins and as the No. 2 seed, which has made their lack of stamina in the series fairly surprising. The Heat on the other hand are only getting stronger. Miami had 48 wins in the regular season and 5 of their players averaged double figure points in the first round of the playoffs. Let’s not be quick to forget the Heat are coming off a tough, 6-game series against Charlotte Hornets. If that’s not making Toronto a little nervous, then I don’t know what will.
It’s no secret that the Miami Heat have a lot of star power behind them going into game 1. From Dwyane Wade, 34, to Hassan Whiteside, 26, it’s hard to believe that won’t be a mental block for Toronto. Especially knowing that the Heat is a veteran playoff team with more experience under their belt. Good luck Raptor fans!
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There is also that issue of Hassan being an easily fouled player. The Raptors will need to be careful around Hassan or risk him killing them from the free throw line. Hassan is awesome on the defensive side as well. He was a beast protecting the rim this season, and Toronto will need to work around Hassan in order to be effective in this contest.