After their surprising loss to Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors have got their mojo back, winning four matches on a trot. The Warriors are brimming with confidence, securing big wins, and they will be eager to script their fifth straight win as they get ready for the Toronto Raptors clash at Air Canada on Wednesday.
The Warriors have only lost two matches so far, and by the looks of things, it would take some massive performance from the Raptors to hand Stephen Curry and co their third loss of the season. It is the consistent performance of Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, which has helped them score more than 100 points in their last four matches.
Now with Curry and Thompson getting their shooting game right from beyond the arc and with Durant developing a great chemistry, the Warriors look in dangerous shape to destroy any team in the league. With Draymond Green in their defence, they look even more formidable.
Though the Warriors possess dangerous offensive players, one should not forget the stars in the Raptors' line up. The Raptors, who lost to Cavaliers on Tuesday, might find it taxing to play such a strong team like the Warriors immediately the next day (Wednesday).
However, they cannot afford to think about such back-to-back matches problems. The Raptors have shown that they are also a strong offensive side with players like DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry stepping up their game this season, and DeMarre Carroll has been strong on the defensive boards. It is primarily with these players shining on the floor, the Raptors lie on third position in the eastern conference.
One things is for sure, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is aware of the threat Lawry and DeRozan brings to the table, he will have his plans ready to stop the duo dominate and dictate the match. Raptors coach Dwane Casey will also come with his homework done, and make sure that they do not give many free shots to Thompson and Curry from beyond the arc. Especially if Curry gets his range going, he will kill Raptors with his three-point shooting ability.
So, the game is not only going to be about these players, who will be keen to excel, but also the different strategies, which the respective coaches would come up with.
Where to Watch Live
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors is set to begin at 8 pm ET (1am GMT, 6:30 am IST next day). Live Streaming and TV guide for the NBA match is below.
India: TV: Sony Six/HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv
USA: TV: ESPN. Live streaming: on Watch ESPN.
Philippines: TV: NBA Premium
Pan-Middle East: TV: Bein Sports
International: NBA Online.