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East-Leading Raptors Take on Lebron James and the Cavaliers

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After a mighty win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the Raptors hit the road looking to gain their fourth straight win against the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Team Records: Cleveland Cavaliers (2-3 at home, 3-3 on the road) vs. Toronto Raptors (8-1 at home, 2-1 on the road)

Where to Watch: TSN, 7:30 p.m.

After a gratifying win against the Milwaukee Bucks -- featuring Bruno Caboclo's debut -- the Toronto Raptors hit the road to visit the the city known for it's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland.

While the Dinos are off to a great start, LeBron James and his Cavaliers squad are off to a disappointing first month. They currently have a record of 5-6, including a loss last night to the Washington Wizards. Tonight's game will be test of what to expect form the Cavs as it'll be the first of four games against the two teams.

In Friday night's game against the Wizards, the Cavaliers shot a poor 36 percent from the field including a sloppy six for 27 from beyond the arc. They fell to the Wizards 91-78 for their lowest-scoring game of the season.

The last time the Raptors dethroned the King was on Oct. 28. 2009 when the Cavaliers visited Toronto for their home opener. However they've lost 16 consecutive games and 25 of the last 27 dating from 2006-2014.

If the Cavaliers hope to bounce back, they will need to contain Lou Williams, who scored a season-high 22 points off the bench, draining five of seven three pointers against the Bucks. Williams was vital during that game as DeMar DeRozan struggled, scoring only seven points and missing seven of eight shots from the field.

The key for the Raptors in this game will be to lead after the first three quarters. They're 8-0 when they have a lead heading into the fourth. To further emphasize the importance of the fourth quarter, Toronto is now 43-2 -- dating back to the start of last season -- when ahead in the fourth, including an impressive 26-0 at Air Canada Centre.

But that's all history now. Let's look ahead to the game in the comments.

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