The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to square off in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse around 7:30 PM EST. This article will preview and predict tonight’s matchup between the Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers.
Key Players for the Cavs:
1. Darius Garland
Darius Garland is the most crucial player for the Cavalier’s success in Cleveland tonight. Garland is the most crucial for the Cavalier’s success because he led the Cavaliers all season through the highs and lows. This season, Garland has averaged a stat line of 20.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 8.1 APG.
2. Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen is the next key player for the Cavaliers at home tonight. Allen has averaged 16.3 PPG, 11 RPG, and 1.7 APG this season. Allen Will be a crucial player for Cleveland tonight because of his rebounding. He has helped the Cavaliers not allow opponents many second-chance opportunities to score all season due to his length and size. Currently, the Cavaliers are rebounding towards the middle of the pack in the NBA; Jarrett deserves a ton of credit for that.
Key Players for the Raptors:
1. Pascal Siakam
Due to the Raptors dealing with injuries in this Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup such as Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and D.J. Wilson, the Raptors will need Pascal Siakam to step up big time to play a close game tonight. Pascal Siakam has averaged a stat line of 21.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 5 APG this season.
2. Gary Trent Jr.
Again due to injuries for the Raptors, another guy who will need to step up is Gary Trent Jr. Gary Trent Jr has averaged a stat line of 18 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 2.1 APG this season. However, Trent needs to be hitting consistently; he has been held to under 15 points 4 out of five games in the last five games.
This game will come down too if the Toronto Raptors have guys step up in this game. Because without Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby big pieces to this Raptors team, they will need guys to step up all around. The team that plays the best defense in this game will win.