The Toronto Raptors are coming off of a hard-fought home win against the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs.
Toronto will travel to TD Garden on Monday to face the Celtics.
The Raptors (28-17) beat Boston 114-109 on Friday.
“We just wanted to win tonight,” said Kyle Lowry, who scored 26 points.
“Our confidence was high and it showed tonight.
We just wanted more.”
Lowry scored 21 points and J.R. Smith added 19 as the Raptors held the Celtics to just 11 points in the paint and 10 points in transition.
“It’s a huge game for us.
We are trying to come back, but we’re a very hungry team and we want to play the best basketball possible,” Lowry said.
“I think our focus right now is to go out and get another win tonight.”
The Raptors have won five of their last six and have lost just one of the past nine.
Boston is riding a six-game winning streak, with its lone loss coming on Wednesday.
The Celtics are coming into the contest as the favorites for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot.
Toronto, though, has dropped three straight.
It has won its past five games overall, but lost 106-94 to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers (21-25) have lost four straight to the Raptors.
The last time they faced the Raptors was March 12, 2014, when the teams combined for 54 points in a 116-108 victory.
“The only thing that matters to me is winning games,” James said.
Toronto is 5-7 in its last seven games against Boston, including a 5-2 mark in Toronto’s last eight.
Toronto won 109-104 on Friday in its first game at TD Place, which opened in 2003.
“You can’t take it for granted,” James, who has played in every game since the franchise relocated to Toronto in 1976, said.
The two teams will meet for the first time since March 13, 2011, when James scored 30 points and a season-high 22 assists for Boston.
“This is a team that is really hungry, really wants to win and I know that’s why they play like they do,” James added.
“They really don’t care who you play against.”
The Celtics have won four of their past five at TDPlace.
The game is also the first meeting between the teams since the Raptors lost 109-106 to the Cavs on March 12.
The next game is at 4 p.m.
Toronto beat Cleveland 111-100 on Dec. 14, 2015.