Raptors Cage

Cavaliers fans physically hold back DeMar DeRozan


Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a blowout as the Toronto Raptors lost 115-84 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There many on court errors that were unacceptable.

One incident that occurred on the court included some Cavaliers fans physically holding back DeMar DeRozan after the Raptors had scored a basket and DeRozan had leaped out of bounds.

This clearly wasn’t a determinant of the game as the end result was devastating for all Toronto fans. However, this is the second time such an incident has occurred throughout the 2016 playoffs.

The first time a fan got involved was in a game pitting the Oklahoma City Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs. With under 10 seconds left in game 2 of that series, a fan grabbed the arm of Thunder big man Steven Adams.

Personally, it really annoys me that fans feel the need to make themselves part of the game in such a capacity. Using your words is one thing, but physically getting involved is disrespectful to every player on the court and on the benches. It also ruins the competition between both teams.

Game 2 will tip off at 8:30PM in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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