Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers live stream nba basketball game, Odds, Analysis, NBA Playoff Betting Pick, update Point-of-attack defense is critical in today’s NBA, DATE: May 2017 at TIME: 07:00 pm ET.
These playoffs have not been kind to the Toronto Raptors. In the first round, Toronto drew a surging Milwaukee team that just so happens to employ a future MVP candidate. Simply put, the Bucks flustered the Raptors for the first half of the series.
The road only gets more difficult from here. Ordinarily, a 3-seed would avoid LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference semis. But during the last week of the regular season, Tyronn Lue essentially gifted the Boston Celtics the top spot in the East. This year, Toronto gets Cleveland.
In all likelihood, the Cavs will win this series. LeBron James flanked by the requisite talent – and with LeBron, “requisite” is a pretty low bar – is just that good. This Cleveland squad is mortal, though. Both teams finished 51-31 in the regular season, and Toronto has some key advantages that could help them push the favorites.