The game of the week in the NBA should be the rematch at the Air Canada Center between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors with first place in the Eastern Conference on the line. The style of play between these two teams couldn’t be more different, but the three is the key for both of them and it’s why Cleveland has beaten the Raptors twice this season already.
Toronto Raptors third year center Lucas Nogueira disappeared for awhile after a hot start to the 2016-17 NBA season, but he has bounced back in impressive fashion over his last four games.
The surging (5-0) Toronto Raptors can claim a share of the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a win over the slumping (0-5) Atlanta Hawks at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night.
Keep your head down, play well and help your team win is the proven formula for fixing a tarnished image in professional sports and the New York Knicks Derrick Rose is following this playbook to a “t”.
Last year’s Lottery Teams in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Utah and New York have looked a lot better and the early results point to the Lakers, Pelicans, Jazz and Knicks being playoff teams this season.
Raptors rookie forward Pascal Siakam has started every game for Toronto so far this season and he’s earned the right to be there. The 27th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft is outperforming expectations and will be something special if he isn’t already.
Apparently no one told the Orlando Magic that both Nikola Vucevic and Serge Ibaka like to take the majority of their shots in the midrange.