Can the Toronto Raptors hold back the Cleveland Cavaliers for another day?
The Cleveland Cavaliers try to clinch the first NBA Finals berth as they face the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre for game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
To do that, the Cavs need to register their first away win against the Raptors in the series. Cleveland fell twice in Toronto, 84-99 in game 3 and 99-105 in game 4. And based on the way those two play dates went, it will be a rough night ahead for LeBron James and company who are seeking to return to the NBA Finals this year.
Pressure is more on the Raptors side who need to come out with a perfect performance to force a deciding game 7. But even if Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan will it, their batting average at the Q Arena is not that impressive.
In fact, it would be safe to sum it all up that the Raptors have been pulverized each time they visit Cleveland meaning even if they win tonight, the Raptors don’t have nice odds heading into game 7.
Regardless, the best the Raptors can do is take it one game at a time. A win tonight still leaves them a fighting chance (no matter how slim they may seem).
Dwane Casey will once again be in the pressure cooker as he tries to fend off James and company. Aside from LeBron, there is also Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to worry about. If Cleveland’s “Big Three” get into rhythm, it may be the end for the Raptors in game 6.
On the part of Cleveland, the last thing that James and company will want to do is relax. Seeing that they are one game away of returning to the NBA Finals, the best way to approach it is to make it official.
The Raptors host the Cavaliers for game 6 of the NBA Easter Conference Finals at the Air Canada Centre with tip-off set at 8:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be broadcast via ESPN but folks who want to catch the game online can view it via live stream via ESPN or NBA.com.