The NBA conference semi-finals are ready to go, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to host the Toronto Raptors in Game 1. We’ve seen this situation before, as the two eastern conference teams are playing each other for the second consecutive year. The Cavaliers got the better of Toronto en route to their title last year, but things can change quickly in the NBA.
The Raptors are 1-11 all time in Game 1’s in the playoffs and posted just a 2-4 record against the Cavs in the regular season this year.
Despite sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the first round, Cleveland experienced some very close calls and were just able to edge out wins. The Raptors are looking to hopefully one-up the Pacers effort and close games in the fourth quarter. As the three seed taking on the two, anything can happen.
Toronto will continue to look to DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry to get the offense going. The biggest question will be if the Raptors can find any way to slow LeBron James down, who was the first player to average at least 30 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, three steals, and two blocks in a playoff series. The rosters are bit different on both squads, but Cleveland will certainly remain the favorite, for now.
With the stage set for Game 1, check out all the ways to watch the Cavaliers take on the Raptors below.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: TNT
Spread: Cleveland -6.5, O/U 208.5
How To Live Stream Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1 Online
If you already have a cable or satellite provider, you can watch Game 1 online at Watch TNT. You just need your log-in and password information and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch TNT through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes TNT and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream TNT online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
For Sling TV users, you can watch TNT on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.