Toronto’s energy-sucking Game 1 loss could be explained away, to an extent. As is the case with most games in which the loser leas for the majority of play, some encouragement could be gleaned. Replicate some of the good, hope like the forces of crappy luck aren’t so mean next time, and there’s a formula there for the Raptors to make this series a drawn out affair.
Doing so hinges on tonight’s Game 2. Splitting on home court isn’t ideal, but you can live with it if you’re Toronto. Falling down two games before a trip to an arena you can never win in would be a mood-destroying, season-dooming disaster. Win tonight, and the take-laden eulogies will get kicked down the road.
We don’t need to drone on here. The stakes of tonight’s game are evident.
Check out the preview from our young errand boy Jacob Mack here. Hold on to your butts.
Where to Watch:
Start time: 6pm EST
Canada — Sportsnet 1
USA — ESPN
Cleveland — George Hill, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, LeBron James, Kevin Love
Toronto — Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas
Cleveland — None
Toronto — Just some temporarily damaged souls, easily treatable by finishing some damn put backs.
Facebook Live — Starting at ~5:35pm featuring the Toronto Sun’s Ryan “Woz” Wolstat
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It's time for the Toronto Raptors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2, and here are Sean and Daniel to talk about it. Let's gooooooo. (Apologies for the sudden cut -- technical difficulties!)Posted by Raptors HQ on Thursday, May 3, 2018