The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors will meet tonight, May 17, for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. The game will take place at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. 

Cavs swept Atlanta and Detroit 

The Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat battled it out for a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference finals, and on Sunday, May 15, Toronto eliminated the Heat in Game 7. The Cavs have been patiently waiting for this portion of the series to begin and waiting to see who they would play.

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The team swept the Atlanta Hawks in order to move on to the Eastern Conference finals. Game 4 of that series took place nine days ago, all the way back on May 8. The Cavs won the game in a nail biter, with the final score of 100-99. Prior to that, the Cavs swept the Detroit Pistons in the first series of the NBA playoffs. Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs is on Thursday, May 19, in Cleveland.

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Western Conference Finals 

In the Western Conference finals, the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma State Thunder began their best- of-seven series on May 16. The Thunder got the win in Game 1 with a score of 108-102. Game 2 will take place on May 18. 

Last season, the Western Conference champions, the Golden State Warriors, defeated the Eastern Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The series ended in six games and that was the Warriors' first title in 40 years. Many are hoping to see those two teams again in the NBA finals this season. The NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, June 2.

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Now it's just a waiting game to see who will be in the match up. 

The return of the King

LeBron James left the Cavs for the Heat in 2010. While he was away, James won two NBA Championships with  Miami in 2012 and 2013. James finally made his way back home to Cleveland in 2014. Cavs fans are excited to have King James back and they are hoping that finally, their city can win a championship. Is 2016 the year that it will happen?

Cleveland believes so, but we will all have to wait and see. 

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