HRWager’s NBA schedule for profit takes us north of the border for Game Four on May 23rd. Toronto made a stand and derailed Cleveland’s perfect playoff bid. Now the oddsmakers are attributing this as a fluke for they give the Raptors even more points this time around. Is +6 enough for Toronto fans to cash their tickets once again here at the HRW?
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Under 100 points can certainly be attributed to Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving missing 24 of 28 shots from the field. We see what disturbed Love but is Irving now in a cold shooting slump? It seemed to be less than an effort intensive night for the star. The assumption that Toronto would lay over in this one as he stopped driving to the hoop. If Cleveland settles for jump shots, there is a realistic chance this could go back to Ohio all even.
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His Cavs are on the wrong end of a decisive matchup disadvantage that manifested itself in Game Three. Patrick Patterson certainly did a number on Kevin Love in the last game. He closed in on Kevin most every time he got the ball. His defense worked so well that Love rode the pine for much of the last quarter. The questions on whether he is in charge or if it is really coach LeBron leading the show?
For Toronto to cash in this one, DeRozan needs to connect on his three pointers. He got 32 points last time out but a wide awake Cleveland is a different story. Who will up their game? History tells us to give the Cavs the nod in this one. Look for a double digit win as the Cavs come out and stay strong for the entire game. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.