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NBA Playoffs: Five Quick Thoughts on the Cavs’ Dismantling of the Raptors in Game 1

This did not go as planned for Toronto.

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The main takeaway from Game 1 is how little the Cavs actually respect the Raptors and their ability to make this a competitive series.

LeBron was really just out here pretending to sip a beer after a foul call and joking about preferring red wine instead after the game. Oh, and in case you don’t think the Cavs are relaxed:


Dahntay Jones is really out here in garbage time talking trash to Jakob Poeltl and getting into it with Norman Powell and catching a double technical and $6,000 fine which LeBron will happily write-off. Another Game 1 takeaway:


A suggestion on making the East playoffs more competitive for LeBron:

Seriously though, every time the Raptors got close:

We might as well:


The much-requested series recap so far, let’s just slot in four games to be safe:


Listen though, we’ve been through a lot, so it’s good to keep perspective:

Also, the Cavs appear solvable but they’re also just quite a bit better than the Raptors and they also have the GOAT:

Let’s go ahead and call Wednesday’s game a must win.