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Cavs vs Raptors Game 5 preview: NBA Playoffs TV Schedule, Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, start time at 8:30 PM ET, live stream is on WatchESPN.com, tv channel is on ESPN.

The Cavaliers (2-2) are coming from a 105-99 loss in Game 4, allowing the Raptors to tie the series at 2-2. LeBron James had 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Cavs. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and six assists. Kevin Love continued to struggle in Toronto as he scored only 10 points.

After dismantling the Raptors at home in Game 1 and 2, the Cavaliers couldn’t win in Toronto. However, they will have the advantage by playing at home in Game 5. Cavaliers defense couldn’t contain Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

On the season, the Cavaliers average 104.3 points, 44.3 rebounds and 22.7 assists per game. Defensively, the Cavaliers yield 98.3 points against the opposing teams.

In the postseason, James leads in three major statistical categories: points (24.0), assists (7.0) and steals (2.3) per game. Kevin Love tops in rebounds with 10.0 per game. Tristan Thompson leads in blocks with 0.9 per game.

The Raptors (2-2) surpringsingly tied the series through the leading performances of Lowry and DeRozan who were combined for 67 points in Game 4. DeMarre Carroll added 11 points for the Raptors. Toronto hopes to steal this game and to close out at home in Game 6.

On the season, the Rapors average 102.7 points, 43.4 rebounds and 18.7 assists per game. Defensively, the Raptors yield 98.2 points against the opposing teams.

In the postseason, DeRozan leads in points with 21.3 per game. Jonas Valanciunas tops in rebounds with 12.1 and in blocks with 1.4 per game. Lowry leads in assists with 6.1 and in steals with 1.7 per game.

Raptors vs Cavaliers Game 5 schedule info:

Date: May 25, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
TV Schedule: ESPN
Cavs vs Raptors Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -10.5 Cleveland, 198.5 O/U
Prediction: Cleveland wins against the spread

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