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:
- 10 irresponsible Raptors bets and predictions.
- Conor McCreery reviews Kawhi highlights for the first Watch the Tape feature.
- We weighed in on excitement, worries, and more in today’s HQ Roundtable.
- And I took this week’s Toronto Temperature (spoiler: it hot).
- Now here’s Joel Stephens with tonight’s full game preview.
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)