DeMarre Carroll

NBA playoff previews: How the teams in the Cavaliers-Raptors and Spurs-Rockets series match up

NBA playoff previews: How the teams in the Cavaliers-Raptors and Spurs-Rockets series match up

A look at how the teams match up in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference playoff series that start Monday:

2. CLEVELAND 51-31 (Home: 31-10; road: 20-21)

3. TORONTO 51-31 (Home: 28-13; road: 23-18)

Season series: Cavaliers won, 3-1.

Key stats: The Cavaliers averaged a playoff-low 4.5 fastbreak points per game versus Indiana; the Raptors are the only East playoff team that ranked in the top 10 for offense and defense this season.

Outlook: This might be the Cavaliers’ toughest East challenge. It is more than a redo of last year’s conference finals. Cleveland’s in-season bench...

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