Cavaliers vs Raptors March 7 NBA Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers will lock horns with the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference battle on the 7th of March 2022. The two have played against each other twice this season with the Cavaliers coming out victorious on both occasions. The next showdown promises to be a good one in the race for a playoff spot.
The Cavaliers come into the game with a season record of 36 wins and 26 losses and have generally looked like a solid team in strong form. They currently sit 3rd in the Central Division. The Toronto Raptors on the other hand come into the game with a season record of 34 wins and 27 losses: very similar stats to those of their opponents on the night. The Raptors currently sit 3rd in the Atlantic Division and boast a two-game winning streak.
Cavaliers Looking Solid
The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in a healthy position at this point in the NBA season, especially when comparing this year’s position to the position they were in last year. At this point last season, the Cavs had only won 22 games.
They also made moves during the NBA trade and acquired a key piece of their team jigsaw, transferring guard Caris LeVert from the Indiana Pacers. They may have lost their last two games, but that can be put down to unhealth in the guard position, with new signing struggling to stay completely fit. The Cavs are a team to look out for in the remainder of the regular season.
Inconsistent Raptors Can Still be a Threat
The Toronto Raptors on the other hand have looked inconsistent recently. In their last four games, they were obliterated, losing by a combined 59 points against two of their division rivals. They then went on to win their next two games against big hitters the Brooklyn Nets. This makes the Raptors unpredictable and more likely to be looked at as the underdogs for this game.
There are underlying positives about the Raptors however like Nick Nurse, who has been hailed as the best defensive coach in the country. Furthermore, players like Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet can both be top players when completely focused and ready to play.
Overall, the unpredictability and quality that both these sides have promises to make this game a must-watch on upcoming the NBA calendar.