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Thread: Game #21: Cleveland @ Toronto 5/12, 7:30 pm EST

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    Probable Starters

    PG - Kyle Lowry
    SG - DeMar DeRozan
    SF - DeMarre Carroll
    PF - Louis Scola
    C - Jonas Valanciunas

    PG - Kyrie Irving
    SG - J.R. Smith
    SF - LeBron James
    PF - Kevin Love
    C - Tristan Thompson

    Last Meeting
    Game #10 - Toronto Raptors 117 - Cleveland Cavaliers 121 NOVEMBER 15, 2016

    Lowry and DeRozan each had big games for Toronto in the second loss on Cleveland’s home floor, with Lowry scoring 28 points to go with nine assists and DeRozan adding 26 points. James had a monster game scoring 28 points to go with nine rebounds and 14 assists as Irving added 24 points. It was another tense matchup between the teams who met in last season's Eastern Conference finals and could get there again.

    - This will be the third meeting between the two teams, with the first two going down to the wire.
    - Toronto has lost both of its previous meetings with the Cavs by a combined total of seven points.
    - Raptors looking for seventh straight win, Cavs looking to snap a three-game skid
    - This is the first three-game losing streak for the Cavaliers since Tyronn Lue took over as head coach midway through last season.
    - After losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers, the Cavs fell in Chicago to the Bulls, prompting LeBron James to say the defending champions need to get out of the honeymoon stage and play the game the right way.
    - Toronto enters the game having won six straight, including the first four games of a season-high six-game homestand.
    - The average margin of victory in those four games is 29.8 points and Saturday’s 128-84 victory against the Atlanta Hawks marked the team’s largest margin of victory in franchise history.
    - The two teams enter Monday’s game atop the Eastern Conference.
    - In Saturday’s victory against the Hawks, the Raptors had eight players reach double figures, including four reserves.
    - Cory Joseph and Patrick Patterson especially have found their rhythm, while Terrence Ross has been solid since opening night and the Raptors are benefiting tremendously.
    - Cavs' defense averaging 100 points and shooting 46.3 percent over the past three games.
    - Toronto tied a franchise record in Saturday’s win, hitting 10+ three-pointers in six consecutive games.
    - DeMar DeRozan will tie Morris Peterson for the most appearances in franchise history with his 542nd game Monday. He is one of five players from 2009 draft still with their original team - Taj Gibson, Chicago (525 games), Stephen Curry, Golden State (514), Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers (433) and Ricky Rubio, Minnesota (292).
    - It’s the annual night for the Raptors to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through team president Masai Ujiri’s Giants of Africa program

    Go RAPS!

    Last edited by Zainab; Mon Dec 5, 2016, 12:54 PM.