NBA Key Players- TOR vs CLE, PHI vs BOS
Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers – TOR vs CLE
DeMar DeRozan – Twenty-year-old Shooting-Guard is Toronto Raptors’ best bet to match the heights of LeBron James. He is averaging 26.0 points per game in the NBA postseason but could only manage 22 in the very first match of this series. If Raptors want to travel far this season, he has to perform on a more consistent basis.
Kyle Lowry – He has stepped up his game in the playoffs. The Point-Guard was averaging 16.2 points and 6.9 assists per game, while in the postseason, the 32-year-old is racking up points and assists at 17.3 and 8.6 respectively per game.
LeBron James – We all know he is one of the best Basketball players of all time and doesn’t need to prove anything to cement his place amongst the very best. But in the first round against Indiana Pacers, the 33-year-old showed that despite on the wrong side of the age, he remains as powerful as he was in his prime.
The four-time NBA MVP is averaging 33.4 points per game in the postseason which is the best in the offseason in the 2017-18 season.
Kevin Love – He has taken a big step back in the postseason as far as his performance is concerned. The 29-year-old scored at 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in the regular season, but now he is averaging just 10.9 points per game in the playoffs. But his rebounds contribution has improved to 9.8 per game, and he remains their one of the most important players.
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers – PHI vs BOS
Al Horford – The 31-year-old is averaging 19.1 points per game in the playoffs but his record against Philadelphia 76ers weighs more than this average. The Power-Forward has scored 26.0 points per game against 76ers heading into this game.
Joel Embiid – This young Center was destined for great things as soon as he was picked third overall in the 2014 NBA draft. This season he is finally fulfilling all his potential as he is leading the scoring charts for Philadelphia 76ers this season.