Watch Toronto Raptors Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 Live Stream: NBA Playoffs, Start Time, And Preview

Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers look to sweep the NBA Eastern Conference top seeded Toronto Raptors and advance to the conference finals for the fourth straight year.

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Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers look to sweep the NBA Eastern Conference top seeded Toronto Raptors and advance to the conference finals for the fourth straight year.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to sweep the the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors, on Monday night. LeBron James and his defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers will attempt to defend their home court against Toronto in a game that will live stream from Quicken Loans Arena. If the Cavaliers close out the series, they will head to the conference finals for the fourth straight year, where they will face either last year’s opponent, the Boston Celtics, or the upstart Philadelphia 76ers.

To find out how to watch a live stream of Game 4 in the Raptors vs. Cavaliers conference semifinal series, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, May 7 — 5:30 p.m. Pacific.

After dropping both of their home games to open the series against the fourth-seeded Cavaliers, Toronto rallied to tie Game 3 at 103-103 with just eight seconds on the clock — only to fall victim to a buzzer-beater by James. The Raptors are in the desperate position of needing four wins to advance, a feat no NBA team has ever accomplished. In fact, only three teams in NBA history have ever come back to force a seventh game after dropping the first three.

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LeBron James won Game 3 with a buzzer-beater, to put Cleveland one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Toronto will need a bounce-back performance from their top scorer, Demar Derozan, who pulled a disappearing act in Game 3, tallying only eight points and racking up more turnovers (three) than assists (two).

Derozan has yet to sink a three-point shot in the series in only nine attempts, despite respectable 22 and 24 point outings in Games 1 and 2, respectively. But the four-time All-Star out of the University of Southern California was so ineffective in Game 3 that Coach Dwayne Casey sat him on the bench for the entire fourth quarter of the closely-fought contest.

Nonetheless, Cleveland Coach Tyronn Lue warned his squad against taking Game 4 lightly, and possibly allowing the Raptors to begin an improbable series comeback.

“They’re going to come out swinging like they did [Saturday] night, and when you have a team with a lot of pride that’s well-coached, they’re not just going to give in,” Lue said on Sunday. “They’re going to do everything they can to try to win the game and get back to Toronto. We understand that, and we just have to come out with the right mindset and match their intensity early and try to close it out if we can.”

Toronto won 59 games in the regular season to finish atop the conference, four games ahead of the Celtics. Cleveland won just 50, but are now poised to eliminate the Raptors from the playoffs.

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The Raptors will need a bounce-back performance from sluggish superstar Demar Derozan to have a chance in Game 4. Rob Carr / Getty Images

To watch the Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Eastern Conference semifinal round Game 4 matchup live stream online from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, access the streaming video provided by Watch TNT at this link, or by downloading the Watch TNT app to watch a live stream on mobile devices. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Raptors vs. Cavaliers showdown streaming live to their TV sets.

For fans who want to stream the Cleveland-Toronto Game 4 confrontation for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices. TNT Overtime allows fans to choose and switch between any one of four camera angles on the game, or to watch all four at the same time in a mosaic view.

Another way to watch the potentially decisive Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff showdown stream live for free without a cable subscription, is for fans to sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” streaming TV package, such as DirecTV Now at this link, Sling TV at this link, or YouTube TV at this link. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees — but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 live stream for free.