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Toronto Raptors Front Office
Many of the Cavs' shots that are now 24-footers were dunks and lay-ins during the pair of blowouts for that opened the series, while Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ascended to being unguardable back in Toronto.
The Raptors enter the Eastern Conference Finals as the inferior team. They have less talent and fewer lineup combinations that can shield off the hammers Cleveland will throw.
What makes Luol Deng special, what is finally being noticed in these playoffs, is that he is the rare veteran player whose game has grown perfectly in sync with the evolution of the NBA. The smart teams know this and will target him in free agency.