The Toronto Raptors looked impressive over the weak Cleveland Cavaliers squad in their 2011-2012 NBA season opener. The Raptors beat the Cavs 104-96.
What was looked impressive was the defensive effort by the Raptors, challenging shots and blocking a handful of them. The front line was active, with James Johnson, Amir Johnson, and Ed Davis got at least two blocks each.
The Cavaliers looked dreadful in the game. It’s clear that prized rookie Kyrie Irving needs more time to adjust to the pro game. The top pick of the last draft shot 2 for 11 but registered seven assists.
The Raptors face a stronger team in their home opener tomorrow. The Indiana Pacers visit Toronto and look to test the Raptors’ defense.