Who will survive the second round of the NBA Playoffs: Raptors or Cavaliers? | The Tylt
Who will survive the second round of the NBA Playoffs: Raptors or Cavaliers?
Often overlooked, the Toronto Raptors may be finally given the respect they deserve. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 23 points per game during the regular season and contributed a significant amount to the best offense in the Eastern Conference. He averaged 26.7 points during Toronto's first-round series win against the Washington Wizards, and he won't be gun shy against the Cavaliers.
Toronto has been in the shadows of the NBA for too long. A victory against LeBron James to earn the respect they deserve is enough motivation. The Cavaliers don't stand a chance.
If LeBron James is still on the Cavaliers, he always has a chance to take the Cavaliers to the championship. The King had one of his best seasons 15 years into his career, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists during the regular season.
James carried a young group into the second round, putting the team on his back for a Game 7 victory to eliminate the Indiana Pacers. With their best player racking up stats like a video game, the Cavaliers can conquer anyone. The Raptors will be eliminated this round.