It’s an unfortunate reality for Toronto Raptors fans. LeBron James is simply too good, and barring a miracle, it will be more of the same for Raptors fans. A strong regular season, with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in blowout fashion. William Lou said it best – it comes to the point where you are asking… what’s the end goal here?
LeBron has no respect for the Raptors. He doesn’t see them as a challenge and after the showing in game 1 and 2, you can’t really blame him. It’s an unfortunate reality that after last season, the next accomplishment in line would have been to beat the Cavs and make a trip to the NBA finals. However, that outcome is looking less and less likely.
What’s unbelievable to me is how Cleveland was supposedly ‘vulnerable’ going into the playoffs, and as soon as the post season begins LeBron flicks a switch and they are running an unstoppable offense once again. The worst part is, they probably haven’t even played their best hand yet. It just seems like an impossible task for the Raptors to win this series.
If you bet on the Cavs to cover, you would have made some good money, as they blew through the Raptors in both contests. They were in complete control, and had an answer every single time the Raptors showed a little bit of life. That is pure and utter dominance.
What happens now? The Raptors head to their home court. While that should provide a nice change of scenery and more competitive contests, for the Raptors to win at home they will need to improve on both ends significantly.
DeMar DeRozan will likely be better. So what? The Raptors will have to put up 120 points to stick with this Cavs team. That will require a strong performance from pretty much everyone offensively, and with a hobbled Kyle Lowry, the likelihood of that isn’t great. Defensively, I still don’t understand how the Cavaliers are so easily getting open looks from deep off simple switches and screen plays. How can Dwane Casey not realize the game plan by now? I appreciate the fact that it is easier said than done, as you are dealing with one of the greatest ever. However, we have seem teams slow down the Cavs by giving LeBron offensive looks while limiting his ability to get his team going. I think that’s your best bet here. I think the Raptors are certainly open to hearing any ideas. For more sports betting information visit betting top 10 site