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Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.

They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again.

At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks before winning 92-89 on Thursday night. Toronto took a physical, tiring first-round series in six games.

"We're just a team up north. We don't get a lot of respect and I like that," coach Dwane Casey said. "As a matter of fact I think we're better with our backs against the wall."

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