The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the momentum-fueled Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena — after an 8-day layoff. Eight days is a long time for a professional basketball team to go without playing a game. The Raptors, for instance, just beat the Heat two days ago to advance. But eight days, oddly, isn’t very unusual for the Cavaliers.
In fact this is the second time in the 2016 postseason that the Cavs begin a series at home after an 8-day layoff. It will be unhappy news for the Raptors to learn that last instance was against the formidable Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs proceeded to sweep Atlanta in four straight. Before the Hawks series LeBron James said: “Obviously we’ve been off for quite a while but we’re hungry for a game and we’re happy that we’re able to have it on our home floor.” How do you think he feels tonight?
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After an 8-day layoff, the Wine & Gold are ready to bring on the @ATLHawks.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 2, 2016