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Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

This is it. Game one of 82. We made it. Now, finally, let’s watch.

NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

No LeBron, no problem.

The Cavaliers are in Toronto tonight for the Raptors season and home opener. In truth, there’s not much more to say about it. The Raps now boast the far superior team, no ands, ifs, or buts (or LeBrons) about it. We know this, deep down Cleveland knows this, and surely the Raptors, while they won’t say it, must also know this.

Still, anything can happen and this is why we watch the games. Especially when said games include new Raptor Kawhi Leonard playing in Toronto for the first time of our collective lives. I’ll say it right out: what a time to be alive.

Here’s some pre-game preview reading:

And now, tonight’s updated details:

Where to Watch:

TSN at 7:30pm EST


Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas

Cleveland — George Hill, Rodney Hood, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson


Toronto — Delon Wright (out)

Cleveland — JR Smith (out), Larry Nance (out)