East Finals: Game 4 Preview at Toronto Raptors
The Eastern Conference Finals continue as the Wine and Gold square off against the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 on Monday night. Tipoff from the Air Canada Centre is at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN, WTAM 1100 and 87.7 La Mega.
Cleveland is an NBA-best 10-1 (.909) this postseason, which includes a 4-1 (.800) mark on the road.
The Cavaliers will look to bounce back following Saturday night’s 99-84 loss in Game 3. The Cavs have not lost two consecutive games against Eastern Conference teams in the Playoffs since 2010.
The Cavs have held opponents to under 100 points in nine of their 11 games in the 2016 Playoffs. In the fourth quarter of games this postseason, the Cavs are allowing 20.8 points, which is the lowest by any team during this postseason.
Offensively, for the 9th time this postseason, Cleveland hit the double-digit mark in three-point field goals after connecting on 14 shots from deep in Game 3 against the Raptors. The Cavs lead all NBA teams in three-pointers per game this playoffs at 14.7, while shooting a league-best .435 from beyond the arc.
The Wine and Gold will need better efforts on both ends of the floor against a Raptors squad determined to even the series.
Raptors shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan, will be coming off his best game of the series as the All-Star netted a game-high 32 points.
Along with DeRozan, Toronto big man, Bismack Biyombo, will look to recreate his energy on the defensive end and on the glass. Biyombo set a franchise record in Game 3, grabbing 26 rebounds.