Healthy George Hill back in Cavaliers' starting lineup for Game 1

Healthy George Hill back in Cavaliers' starting lineup for Game 1

Healthy George Hill back in Cavaliers' starting lineup for Game 1

After thumping the Cavaliers by 34 points in the first regular season meeting of the year, the Wine & Gold got a pair of comeback wins at The Q to take the season series. He led the Cavaliers in almost every statistical category, including points (34.4 per game), rebounds (10.0), assists (7.7), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.0). Toronto's high-octane offense will be tested against the defense of the Cavaliers.

This time around, the Raptors are out of excuses.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are out to prove, they're ready to slay the king.

The Toronto Raptors are set to welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Air Canada Centre for the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Last year, Cleveland swept Toronto in the second round. Korver's biggest shot of the night came just after the start of overtime, when he knocked a 3-pointer down off a LeBron James pick-and-roll and gave the Cavs their first lead of the night at 108-105.

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The Cavs lost 133-99 on the last occasion they played in Toronto, on January 11. "I think the days off will definitely have helped us a little bit".

This year, the Lithuanian big man led the Raptors in double-digit rebounding games (29) and double-doubles (26) while ranking eighth in the league in field goal percentage (.568).

Hill, who missed Games 4, 5 and 6 against IN because of his back injury, also was instrumental IN Game 7, coming off the bench to contribute 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block - all IN the second half of the series finale. With James on the bench, the Cavs scored two points the rest of the quarter. And that does not include Fred VanVleet, maybe Toronto's most dynamic threat in the second unit, who missed most of the series with a shoulder injury.

At six-feet tall and 190 pounds, Fred VanVleet is one of the smaller players in the National Basketball Association. Hill attacked the rim and finished with 11 points — nine on free throws — and had six rebounds and three assists while playing the final 19 minutes.

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Hill had one of his best games with Cleveland against the Raptors on March 21, scoring 22 points. James dove into a courtside broadcast table in search of a loose ball late in the fourth.

On a play in the second half, Cavs' forward Kevin Love gathered a rebound and was set to go up for a hook shot.

Raptors: Toronto had 10 assists on 13 made baskets in the first.

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