NBA – The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to advance to the 2nd round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs after sweeping their 1st round opponent the #7 seed Indiana Pacers in just four games and after several days of resting and recovering from injuries from some Cavs players if any? The Cavs finally knows their 2nd Round opponent and it will be #3 seed Toronto Raptors.
The Toronto Raptors need six games to defeat the young and very talented team of the #6 seed Milwaukee Bucks that lead in Game 6 and eventually the Raptors take the series 4 -2 advancing to the 2nd Round of the Playoffs facing their opponent last year in the Eastern Conference Finals Cleveland Cavaliers.
The #2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers and the #3 seed Toronto Raptors both finished the 2016 – 2017 Regular Season tied with 51 wins and 31 losses, but due to the superior quotient of the Cavaliers they acquired the #2 seed after beating the Raptors in the four games in regular season matches 3 – 1 Cavs. The only game that the Cavaliers loss to the Raptors this season is their final games of the season where LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving did not play.
Furthermore, many sports analysts predict that the Cavaliers would be the superior team against the Raptors and eventually take the 2nd Round and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third consecutive time? And perhaps faces the #1 seed Boston Celtics wherein their last match against the Cavaliers they were blown out. If Cavs and Boston faces it will be the Cavaliers to advance to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive time?
But for now let’s focus first on the Raptors and Cavs series, if the Cavaliers are the favorite to win the 2nd Round series how many games will it takes before the Cavs win it all? The Cavs and Raptors series will start on May 1 (US TIME) at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.