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Rubber Match Revenge: Raptors Visit Cleveland For Battle With LeBron

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For the second time in less than a week, the Raptors and Cavaliers will face off in a clash of Eastern Conference behemoths.

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Team Records: Toronto Raptors (16-5, 6-2 on road) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7, 6-4 at home)

Where to Watch: TSN 1, 2 and 5

It was a glorious moment in the annals of Raptors history as the team came back from an 18-point deficit to knock off the mighty "King" James and the Cavaliers on Nov. 22 in a 110-93 victory.

Lou Williams was a man on a mission, dropping a career-high 36 points with 15 makes at the charity stripe. Toronto outscored Cleveland 89-59 in the final three quarters, letting the rest of the basketball world know that they're a force to be reckoned with.

And then the rematch happened.

The Cavaliers visited the Air Canada Centre on Dec. 5 and used a combination of stellar defense and a healthy dose of Tristan Thompson (21 points and 14 rebounds) to redeem their previous loss, 105-91. Toronto shot a ghastly 40.7 percent from the field, while James (24 points and 13 assists) and Kevin Love (15 points and 13 rebounds) added double-doubles of their own to pair with Thompson's.

It wasn't a fun night.

So now comes the rubber match. If history is any indication, the road team should walk away with the win, right?

Well, if the Raptors repeat their subpar performance from Monday in a less than convincing 112-107 win over a depleted Nuggets squad, that could all change in a hurry.

Despite big outings from Williams, Patrick Patterson and Jonas Valanciunas, putting away an opponent that suited up just 10 guys was anything but a walk in the park.

Toronto has won at Quicken Loans Arena before and can certainly do so again. Both squads will be on the second night of a back-to-back, so they'll be entering the festivities on fairly even footing in that regard.

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