Count it! The Toronto Raptors are hosting the Miami Heat during game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semi-finals on May 5th, 2016 at 8pm EST. Watch the Raptors battle back from a 0-1 series deficit online here!
Dwyane Wade, 34, and his Miami Heat will try to make it two in a row against the Toronto Raptors when they meet them in game 2 of the second round of basketball playoff action. The Heat won game 1 in this best of seven series at Air Canada Centre in overtime and have their sights set on sweeping Toronto. Watch the Raptors rise up against the Heat in the NBA playoffs online here!
The Raptors are heading into game 2 of this series hoping they can shake off an ugly game one loss at home. Toronto may have the home court advantage in this series but they already have their backs up against a wall. It is no surprise the Raptors lost game one of this series. Toronto have only won 1 opening game in 9 playoff series’ and 5 of those losses have come at home.
Game 1 should have been over after regulation but the Raptors sank an unreal half-court shot, from their side of the line, at the buzzer to push the action into OT. Toronto may have bad luck in game 1’s but they have no luck at all in overtime games in the playoffs. Last year was the only other overtime playoff game in Raptors franchise history and they lost that one too.
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There are a few simple things Drake‘s Raptors will need to do better if they want back in this series. Most importantly they will need to shoot better. The Raptors have capable all-stars on their team who did not perform well during game one. Secondly, the Heat controlled the boards in game one out bashing the Raptors 52-41. If Toronto wants back in this series, they need to do more work off the glass.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be rooting for in this game 2 battle? Which team do you think will come out on top? Can the Heat beat the Raptors at home twice in a row? Let us know what you think!