How Cleveland looks after a week off remains to be seen and there may be some rust. But maybe the week off will do them good. Maybe the Cavs will come out firing from the opening tip.
And, maybe, this will be the most the Cavs are tested in the East before they (assumedly) make a third straight finals. On paper, the Raptors matchup with the Cavs better than any other team remaining in the East. Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving should be fun. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson vs. Serge Ibaka and Patrick Patterson should be too. And, of course, who will have the Raptors have defend LeBron James for most of the game?
Here’s how to watch Game 1:
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors
Where: Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, Ohio
When: 7 p.m.
Radio: WTAM 1100 in Cleveland