Someone better make Drake’s hotline bling and let him know that the Toronto Raptors are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 15. Drizzy, who has trolled LeBron James in the past, will be watching this game. Don’t miss it – click to watch!
This will be the second of four meetings between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors in the 2016-17 NBA Season. So far, the Cavs are up 1-0. The Raptors will aim to even the score when they hit up the Quicken Loans in scenic Cleveland, Ohio. The game is set for 7:00 PM ET so tune in to watch.
For those in the Cleveland area, they can watch via Fox Sports Ohio (CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CAVS VS. RAPTORS LIVE STREAM) For those outside of the Cavs market, the game will be available on NBATV (CLICK HERE FOR INFO)
The Cavs have the edge on the Raptors going into this game. Including the final two games of last season’s Eastern Conference and the first meeting this season, the Cleveland has gone 3-0 over Toronto (and have won by an average of 22.4 points per game, per Cleveland.com.) LeBron James, 31, is averaging 22.9 points per game so far, with Kyrie Irving behind with 23.9 and Kevin Love pulling 20.6. With a solid offense, the reigning NBA Champs will be tough to beat.
Toronto’s offense is more lopsided, with DeMar DeRozan, 27, leading the league in scoring by averaging 34 points per game. He’s also the first player to score at least 30 points in eight of his first nine games to start a season, per Fox Sports. The last person to do that? Michael Jordan, in the 1986-87 season.
“He’s playing at an All-Star level,” Dwane Casey, 59, coach for the Raptors said. “Getting bumped, getting hit, still finishing the play. He’s playing an old man’s game with physicality.” It’s a shame the rest of the team isn’t following suite. Kyle Lowry, 30, and Jonas Valanciunas, 24, are second and third when it comes to offense, scoring 17.3 and 13.4 points per game. Unless Demar pulls a Kobe Bryant, 38, by scoring 40-60 points this game, he may not be enough to get past Cavs.
Cue Drake. The 30-year-old rapper has been the Raptors unofficial sixth man when it comes to trashing LeBron and Cleveland. During the Eastern Conference finals, Champagne Papi trolled King James. However, the tables were turned when the Cavs eventually won the series, and fans roasted Drake over the loss. Thankfully, all beef was squashed when Drake brought LeBron out on stage during a concert in Columbus. Still, a little friendly trolling isn’t so bad? Especially since it’s a day before Drake Night in Toronto?
Who do you think will win, HollywoodLifers? Are you more interested in seeing if Drake talks any trash about LeBron during the game?