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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors
Though the more nostalgic among us might think of Vince Carter in the Raptors’ classic purple jerseys, the Toronto Raptors of today have emerged as one of the NBA’s best teams. Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and point guard Kyle Lowry led the team to 2nd place in the Eastern Conference in the 2015-16 season, and they finished 3rd in the East in 2016-17.
The Raptors’ biggest obstacle in the Eastern Conference has been LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs have been near the top of the Eastern Conference since LeBron returned to Cleveland, and they have represented the East in the NBA Finals for the last three seasons.
The Cavaliers have had to go through the Raptors twice to get to the NBA Finals, and the rivalry between these two teams has grown over the course of their two playoff series.
The first playoff series between the two teams was the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals. The top-seed Cavaliers won the first two games against the second seed Raptors, but Toronto’s strong play at home over the next two games allowed them to tie the series at 2. Cleveland would win the next two games to advance to the NBA Finals, where they won their first championship.
The Raptors and Cavs met again in the 2017 playoffs, this time in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. This time, Cleveland took the series easily. The Cavs won four in a row to sweep the Raptors on their way to their third consecutive NBA Finals.
Historic Cavaliers vs. Raptors Games
Game 4, 2016 Eastern Conference Finals: After the Cavs rolled over the Raptors in the first two games of the series, the Raptors responded. They won Game 3 to deny Cleveland the sweep, and then they made things really interesting with another win in Game 4. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan scored 32, and the Raptors won 105-99. The Raptors weren’t able to do better than tie the series, however, as the Cavs won the next two games en route to the NBA Finals and a championship win.
Game 1, 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals: The Cavs set the tone for the series with an emphatic 116-105 win over the Raptors in Game 1. LeBron James scored 35 points in the win, and Cavaliers would go on to win the next three games to complete the sweep.
When do the Raptors and Cavaliers play each other?
The Raptors and Cavs play in separate divisions in Eastern Conference. Toronto plays in the Atlantic Division, and Cleveland plays in the Central. NBA teams in the same conference but different divisions play each other either three or four times a year. There is also always the possibility that the two teams could meet in the first three rounds in the playoffs.
The Raptors are the NBA’s only Canadian team, and they play their home games in Toronto’s Air Canada Center, which they share with the NHL’s Maple Leafs. The Cavaliers play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena.
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