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It took LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers seven games to scrape past the Indiana Pacers. The Toronto Raptors toppled the Washington Wizards in six.
Now, those two winners meet in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Raptors own the first seed; the Cavs the fourth. That sounds a little strange to say, considering the Cavs do have LeBron — and have reached the Finals three straight times.
In each of the previous two seasons, the Cavs got past the Raptors on their way there. Two years ago, it was in six games in the conference finals. Last season, the Cavs swept.
But this is a different Cavs team, as well as a different Raptors team. James carried the Cavs in every way imaginable to get past the Pacers. Meanwhile, the Raptors standout backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have lots of help — boasting a considerably deeper bench than ever.
So who wins? And in how many games?
Vote below and leave your reasons in the comments section underneath the poll.