After week off, Cavs finally know next opponent in NBA games

NBA 2K17 M— As the score became more and more lopsided in Toronto, LeBron James
started to change.
And as the final seconds ticked toward all zeroes on the clock, James took one last look at the
scoreboard at the bottom of the TV screen and decided it was time to get serious again.
“Uh, 114-86,” James said, relaying the Raptors’ huge lead over the Miami Heat in the waning moments
of their Game 7. “That’s when I flipped the switch.”
James and the Cavaliers are back in playoff mode. Bring on Toronto.
After a week of waiting for an opponent, the Cavs finally learned they’ll face the Raptors, who
clobbered Miami 116-89 on Sunday to earn their first trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
Toronto’s delirious fans chanted “We want Cleve-land!” down the stretch and they’ll get what they
wanted: a well-rested Cavaliers squad in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
James met with media members shortly after the Toronto-Cleveland series became official. The four-
time MVP wasn’t as talkative as earlier in the work and chose his words carefully as he discussed
the Raptors, who won two of three against the Cavs during the regular season.
“We’re a totally different team than the regular season,” James warned.
The Cavs haven’t played since wrapping up a four-game sweep – their second of the postseason – over
Atlanta on May 8. When they take the floor Tuesday, it will have been nine days between games – a
break Cleveland used for rest and recovery. James said the time off was huge for him and his
“I’ve always said anytime you get an opportunity to get some rest throughout the course of our
season, it’s always beneficial for anybody,” he said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re a 31-year-old guy
who’s played a lot of basketball or you’re a 19-year-old kid who just came into the league. It
doesn’t matter – you get a couple days in the postseason, there’s a benefit.”
Before practice, the Cavs broke down some game tape of the Raptors, who are enjoying the greatest
season in their franchise’s history and don’t want it to end anytime soon.
Toronto has been nipping at Cleveland’s heels all season and the East finals will match up the
conference’s     .