Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors Live
Where as the Cleveland Cavaliers have proven that they are among the best in the league, Toronto has yet to live up to its expectations. Hoping for a better season in 2009-10, the overhauled Raptors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday at 10 p.m. GMT.
Given the fact that the Cavs made it to the Eastern Conference Finals last year, everything points to another good year for the franchise around LeBron James. More specifically, GM Danny Ferry brought in 15-time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal to operate in the low-post as well as signing several other role players. Therefore, the Cavaliers can rightfully be considered a true championship contender and will be a tough opponent for anyone in the league.
In contrast, the Toronto Raptors are coming off a disappointing 33-49 record in 2008-09 which led to drastic changes in Ontario. Most importantly, General Manager Bryan Colangelo was able to sign Hedo Turkoglu from the Orlando Magic who will replace wingman Shawn Marion. Moreover, rookie Demar DeRozan is expected to provide Jay Triano’s squad with athleticism on the wings while Marco Belinelli is going to be the designated shooter off the bench.
At first glance, it looks like an easy day in the office for LeBron James and company, but things may turn out differently. Firstly, the Cavaliers are entering a tough back-to-back after their season opener versus the Boston Celtics the day before. Likewise, Toronto has very little in common with the squad they were in 2008-09. In fact, Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon and Chris Bosh are the only players remaining from last year’s rotation. Either way, the audience can expect a hard-nosed fight between two competitive games at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night.
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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Toronto Raptors, Hedo Turkoglu, Marco Belinelli, Andrea Bargnani, Chris Bosh
Posted: 28th October 2009
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