Lowry had 27 pts + 8 ast while Leonard was able to put in 24 pts + 12 rebs in a solid effort, as the Raptors were able to secure their first win of the NBA regular season.
Final Score: 116 to 104.
The Raptors were able to soundly beat the team that used to be called “LeBronto”
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a ghost of their former selves, and are going to have to seriously work this season to find an identity.
There is promise though.
Cavs New Era
LeBron jumped ship. Can the new Cavs even make the playoffs? They do have some promise.
Kevin Love is a solid big who can stretch the floor. Rookie guard Colin Sexton is a potential dark-horse ROY with his combination of handles, finishing at the rim and shooting/midrange game. It will be interesting to see if they can get to position #7 or 8 for the playoffs. But that’ll be their absolute best this season.
The bar has been set high, and everyone has their eyes on another Eastern Conference Final run.
Meanwhile the Raps have turned a new leaf, after a tumultuous and exciting summer bringing a potential superstar like Kawhi Leonard onto the team. Kawhi can get rebounds, steals and blocks while guarding the opposing teams most effective scorer. He can also score at ease on the offensive side, playing with a calm focus on his footwork and the defender’s angles. Last night, he had some jumpers that looked like MJ with less effort. He’s very quick off the first step.
This year is exciting for Toronto. The bar has been set high, and everyone has their eyes on another Eastern Conference Final run.
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