It’s been fun, Toronto Raptors, but your time in NBA Playoffs is about to come to an end, courtesy of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Drake’s hometown team has pulled off quite a Cinderella story, here’s why I think there’ll be no ‘happily ever after’ for the Raptors.
All hail King LeBron James, 31. He, Kyrie Irving, 24, and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers have been crimson-and-gold juggernauts during the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Unless the Toronto Raptors starting line-up is replaced by honest-to-goodness dinosaurs, the Eastern Conference Finals are going to end with Toronto superfan Drake, 29, crying as the Cavs advance to the championship game.
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Cleveland and Toronto have been complete opposites during the NBA Playoffs. The Raptors have fought tooth and nail to two 7-game series, squeaking by both the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have yet to lose a single game. Someone get LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin Love, 27, a set of brooms because they’ve pulled off two clean sweeps.
The Cavs has woken up during the finals, and that can be seen during their absolute domination of the Atlanta Hawks. They set the NBA record of 25 three-point shots in Game 2 against the Hawks, according to NBA.com, and set an all-time record of 77 3-pointers in a NBA playoff series. The team has averaged 111.3 points per game and they’ve yet to go into overtime.
LeBron seems determined to prove to everyone that he’s still rule the NBA especially after Steph Curry, 28, was named the MVP. After all, it was Steph and the Golden State Warriors who embarrassed LeBron and the Cavs during the regular season. LeBron’s now averaging 23.5 points per playoff game, right behind Kyrie’s 24.4 ppg, according to USA Today. Along with Kevin, who’s nailing around 19 points in each playoff match-up, the Cavs have been unstoppable. If Golden State can get by the Oklahoma City Thunder, we’ll have a unbelievable rematch from last year’s NBA Finals.
Now, Toronto got the better of the Cavs two times during the regular 2015-16 season. However, Toronto won by less than 5 points (103-99 and 99-97.) When the Cavs got their act together, they rocked the Raptors, 122-100. Judging by how the Cavs have been playing in the Playoffs, it’s clear they have their act together. Plus, Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas, 24, is out with an injury, according to the Bleacher Report, and every Cav player is healthy and rested. Things do not look good for the Canadians.
If Toronto does win a game, they better call up Drake and party like they just won the NBA Championship because it’ll be as close to the title as they’re going to get. If Cleveland doesn’t continue their perfect streak, I think they’ll wrap this up in six games. Hopefully Drizzy has enough room in his place so the Raptors can join him watch the NBA Finals on television.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with me and that the Cavs are headed to the Finals? Or do you think the Raptors are going to prove me wrong?