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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors: Cavs battle without Kyrie Irving again

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will finish off their stretch of four games in five nights without their star player again. Except this time, they get to do it in front of the home crowd.

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The win last night against the Bulls was exceptional. The Cavs will be without Kyrie Irving again tonight and a win at home against the Toronto Raptors would be a huge boost for when Kyrie eventually comes back with his seemingly minor knee injury.

Who? Cleveland Cavaliers (19-38) vs. Toronto Raptors (23-34)

When? 7:00 PM Eastern

Where? Quicken Loans Arena --Cleveland, OH

Where on my eyeballs? Fox Sports Ohio

Enemy/brother blog? Raptors HQ

Tickets? Cleveland Cavaliers tickets

Music?

The Cleveland Cavaliers will have to carry on without Kyrie Irving. He's out once again with some soreness in his right knee. That means Shaun Livingston will get the start again tonight. I have my suspicions that this injury is just a clever way for Kyrie to dodge the two teams that have given him the most trouble in his NBA career. He's been historically pretty terrible against the Bulls and Raptors. Seems a bit convenient that he misses back to back games against those opponents, eh? Hmmmm....

I hope Dion Waiters goes bananas again tonight. He's been so good recently and this team needs him to play well in Kyrie's absence. I like watching Dion Waiters play well. It's very fun.

I don't know if I have much more to say about this game. I had a very busy day and by the time I post this article, the game will be like an hour away and everybody will move to the game thread. Basically, I just wanted to tell you that Kyrie Irving is out again. And I wanted to post 5000 Candles in the Wind. Because although it's only been one game, I miss Kyrie in the saddest fashion.

Cavs win 108-100.