Title: Raptors-Cavaliers matchup holds major short & long-term implications
Date: February 26, 2016
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: I provided Sportsnet with a quick-hit notebook from Raptors’ shootaround ahead of their meeting with the Cavaliers.
Cavs no measuring stick despite Friday’s stakes
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set for Friday’s marquee matchup in Toronto, and the game could have major implications for how the Raptors approach the rest of the season. With a win, the Raptors would be just two games back of the top seed and own the tiebreaker. With a loss, they’ll be four games back and without it.
That top seed isn’t a stated goal, mind you, but a loss Friday could essentially end any earnest chase of the Cavs.
“I don’t think it’s gonna determine who we are, because we’re a work in progress,” head coach Dwane Casey said Thursday. “I’m worried about the next possession.”
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