Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets
About Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Although they are roughly 300 miles apart, the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers have a rivalry that's begun within the last few years and will undoubtedly grow as both teams continue to build for the future.
When LeBron James was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers he was a constant thorn in the side of the Raptors. In back-to-back-to-back playoff series' the Cavs, led by James, eliminated the Raptors. This was just the beginning as bad blood and tensions between the two franchises began to brew. It doesn't end there. In 2019, a fight broke out between Cavs player Marquese Chriss and Raptors player Serge Ibaka. Since then, scuffles and verbal altercations have transpired, only making this rivalry that much more heated!
New Faces, Same Bad BloodWith Cavs superstar LeBron James jettisoning Cleveland for the Lakers, and Toronto's Kawhi Leonard signing with the Clippers, the two franchises are in the midst of a rebuild. Both teams have young cores that in recent years have attracted a lot of attention. In the 2021 season, we saw a Rookie of the Year competition between Toronto's Scottie Barnes, and Cleveland's Evan Mobley. The award eventually went to Barnes, thus adding another chapter in the books.
300 Miles and Running!
Both the Cavs and the Raptors have similar timelines. Both lost their franchise superstar, hit the reset/retool button, and are trending upward to success. It is without question the Cavs will play some exciting games this season in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Their recent acquisition of Donovan Mitchell has fans excited for the 2022-2023 season! Toronto is also a team to keep an eye on. Whenever a team comes into Scotiabank Arena it's sure to be a tough game!
Raptors vs. Cavs
These two Eastern Conference rivals have faced one another 100 times, with the series score being 53-47 in favor of the Cavs.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors
Who is Toronto's All Time Leading Scorer?
Although no longer on the team, DeMar Derozan is the Toronto Raptors all-time leading scorer with 13,296 points scored
How many years did LeBron James play for Cleveland?
LeBron James had two stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a total of 11 seasons.
How did the Toronto Raptors get their name?
It is believed the 1993 blockbuster film, Jurassic Park had a large influence over the naming of the team.