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How LeBron picked the Raptors defense apart in Game 2

LeBron James‘ 43 points and 14 assists in game 2 last night proves the more things change, the more things stay the same when it comes to the King against the Raptors. The Toronto Raptors 128-110 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, considering the expectations and hype, is one of the most painful losses in franchise history. … Read moreHow LeBron picked the Raptors defense apart in Game 2

The Raptors’ best shot in Round 2? Let the King stay the King

“The king, he move one space any damn direction he choose, because he’s the king. But he ain’t got no hustle.” This, of course, is a quote from Season 1 of  ‘The Wire,’ where D’Angelo spots his boys Bodie and Wallace playing checkers on a chess board and teaches them how to play chess. On … Read moreThe Raptors’ best shot in Round 2? Let the King stay the King

WATCH : 6ix Keys To Defeating The Cavs

 

You know the story. The Raptors have a franchise best season, meet up with the Cavaliers in the playoffs, get sent home. Rinse. Repeat.

 

Though this year seems different, LeBron James and the Cavaliers have gone through a few different transformations this year in terms of roster. They haven’t had quite the stability that they’ve had in past years, and it seems like its really effecting the team’s ability to play as a winning basketball unit. Cleveland is coming off the greatest first round challenge that they’ve seen in recent memory, barely scraping by Indiana in a grueling 7 game series.

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Raptors have had a story book season, once again breaking the franchise record for wins. This year though seems different than years past. The way they’ve been winning is more about ball movement, and less about isolation play. For the first time it didn’t really seem like the Raptors fan base was worried in the first round, despite dropping two games to Washington.

 

If there ever was a time for the King to be put in check, it’s now. We’re out here looking for revenge.

Everyone’s confident in the Raptors and it’s scary

Tonight, the Raptors begin a series that is, perhaps, the culmination of the entire DeRozan/Lowry era, and the biggest of their franchise history by a large margin. Many are skeptical of the Cavs, and everybody agrees that it’s now-or-never for this Toronto team when it comes to dethroning LeBron James and winning the East. As … Read moreEveryone’s confident in the Raptors and it’s scary

How to beat LeBron’s Cavs? Do what Indiana couldn’t

At the start of the season, nobody would have bet that the Raptors would be a betting favourite with few days rest before playing the Cavaliers. It’s been a major role reversal this season, and this time it’s the Cavaliers that have the one day rest before their encounter with Toronto after a hard-fought seven … Read moreHow to beat LeBron’s Cavs? Do what Indiana couldn’t