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Raptors Assistant Jamaal Magloire’s Pregame Jokes Fueled Cavs Blowout

The Cleveland Cavaliers have defeat the Toronto Raptors by a combined 110 inside Quicken Loans Arena this season. The latest loss was a 38-point blowout that saw the Cavs lead 100-60 after three quarters of play in the pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Many were surprised at how terrible Toronto played, but it may have been a Raptors assistant coach who fueled the Cavs to destroy the Raps.

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Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports on the joke Toronto assistant coach Jamaal Magloire made that angered the Cavs.

During pregame individual shooting, Jamaal Magloire, Raptors assistant coach/team consultant, started cracking jokes in the direction of the Cavaliers about hitting below the belt. It was supposedly intended as a lighthearted shot at Dahntay Jones’ low-blow punch of Bismack Biyombo at the end of Game 3.

However, a few members of the Cavaliers didn’t find him to be funny at all. It was viewed by a few who witnessed it as the retired player trying to fill the void of being the Raptors’ enforcer from behind the bench.

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Magloire played 12 years in the NBA and is now a veteran presence as well as an assistant coach for the young Raptors. As if the Cavs needed any motivation, Magloire may have just put the nail in the Raptors coffin.

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