The Cleveland Cavaliers have not lost a game since before Thanksgiving. One of their victories during their current seven-game winning streak came in Toronto on Friday night. Tonight, the East-leading Raptors will visit Cleveland for the second time, and the teams will do battle for the third time overall. As far as I know, there won't be any royalty in attendance, other than King James and Austin Carr, obviously.
Who: Raptors (16-5) at Cavs (12-7)
When: 7 pm Eastern
Where: The Q
Television: Fox Sports Ohio
Both of these teams played last night, but the Cavs should be much fresher. David Blatt was able to rest his starters for much of the fourth quarter in Brooklyn, and they should get a little boost from playing in front of a home crowd again after a long road trip. The Raptors, on the other hand, needed overtime last night to beat the Nuggets up in Canada.
Toronto is still without DeMar DeRozan. They're 3-2 without him this season.
These are the stats that LeBron James has put up during the winning steak: 23.4 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game; 47 percent shooting overall but just 26 percent on threes.
The Cavs are currently three games behind the Raptors in the East. I wasn't a math major but I do know that with a win tonight, they would be only two games back.
After this game, the Cavs get a night off before playing in Oklahoma City on Thursday night.