Cleveland Cavaliers Smashed Milwaukee Bucks 116-97

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road destroyed the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97. The Cavaliers improve to 2-0, and the Bucks fall to 1-1 on the season. LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with 24 points on 10 of 16 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out eight assists. James had one nice blocked shot when Antetokounmpo drove to the basket. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 17 points on 5 of 12 from the floor, plucked 12 rebounds, handed out six assists, and blocked two shots in 27 minutes. Jae Crowder put in 14 points on 6 of 8 from the field, and collected four rebounds.

Derrick Rose managed 12 points on 3 of 4 from the field, and stripped away two steals in 23 minutes. Kyle Korver had a huge spark off the bench with 17 points on 6 of 8 from the field, and drained five three-pointers. Tristan Thompson racked up eight points on 4 of 6 from the floor, and pulled down eight rebounds off the pine. Jeff Green added 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field off the bench. Dwyane Wade notched four points on just 2 of 7 from the field, and gave out three assists. Wade has struggled shooting so far in his first season playing for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers shot a solid 54.3 percent from the field, shot 42.3 percent on 11 of 26 from three-point distance, and shot a perfect 17 of 17 from the foul line. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 16 turnovers, but they did execute offensively and moved the ball well. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Bucks 44 to 30. The Cavs were only up by three points earlier in the second half, but they ended up winning by 19 points. Isaiah Thomas was out for the Cavaliers with a hip injury.

“We executed the defensive plan that our coaches gave us. The results were us getting a big win on the road,” James said.

For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 34 points on 15 of 22 from the floor, including eight rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Malcolm Brogdon logged 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field, stripped away two steals, and buried four three-pointers. Tony Snell dropped in nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, hit three triples, and dished out three assists. Khris Middletown tossed in eight points on merely 3 of 10 from the floor, and gave out five assists. Thon Maker pitched in seven points on 3 of 5 from the field in 17 minutes.

Greg Monroe registered eight points on 4 of 8 from the field, and snatched six rebounds off the pine. The Bucks shot 46.3 percent from the field, and shot only 31.4 percent on 11 of 35 behind the three-point line. The Bucks did not get enough stops to win, and they started to let the Cavs do whatever they wanted to do offensively.

The Bucks were only down 55-49 at half, but the Cavaliers out-scored them by 13 points in the second half. This was an interesting matchup with star players like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo who very well could be two MVP candidates this year. Meanwhile, Jabari Parker did not play for the Bucks with a knee injury.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Squeeze Past Boston Celtics In Season Opener 102-99

The Cleveland Cavaliers pull off the win at home against the Boston Celtics 102-99 in season opener. The Cavaliers start off the season 1-0 and the Celtics fall to 0-1 on the season. LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with 29 points on 12 of 19 from the field, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out nine assists, and blocked two shots. James played a great game despite him having ankles problems during the pre-season. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 15 points on 4 of 9 from the field, and plucked 11 rebounds in 28 minutes. Love hit a clutch three-pointer with 46 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavs a 102-98 lead.

Derrick Rose scored 14 point on 5 of 14 from the field, and picked up four rebounds. Jae Crowder put in 11 points on merely 3 of 10 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, and two steals. J.R. Smith added 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field, and pulled down four rebounds off the bench. Tristan Thompson put up five points on 2 of 3 from the field, and gathered six rebounds off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 45.8 percent from the field, and shot just 22.7 percent on 5 of 22 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers did play sloppy with 17 turnovers, but the Cavaliers scored points when they needed to win a close game against the Celtics at home. The Cavaliers were up by as many as 18 points in the second half, but the Celtics ended up having a three-point lead later in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Isaiah Thomas did not play for the Cavaliers with a hip injury. The Cavaliers will face-off the Milwaukee Bucks on the road in their next game.

For the Celtics, Jaylen Brown led the way with 25 points on 11 of 23 from the floor, collected six rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Kyrie Irving recorded a double-double in his Celtics day view with 22 points on 8 of 17 from the field, including 10 assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Rookie Jayson Tatum finished with 14 points on 5 of 12 from the field, and gathered 10 rebounds. Al Horford dropped in nine points on just 2 of 7 from the floor, snatched seven rebounds, and gave out five assists. Marcus Smart contributed 12 points on 5 of 16 from the field, snagged nine rebounds, stripped away two steals, and blocked two shots off the bench.

Terry Rozier totaled nine points on merely 2 of 6 from the field, and stripped away four steals off the pine. Aron Baynes pitched in six points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the floor, and caught five rebounds off the bench. Meanwhile, Gordan Hayward left the game early in the first quarter with a leg injury, which turned out to be a fractured tibia.

Hayward had to be helped off the court with a gurney. The Celtics competed well on the road against the Cavaliers, but they ended up losing the game by three points. Irving had a chance to send the game into overtime with a game tying three at the buzzer, but the shot was too short. James contested Irving’s shot, and then they shook hands right after the game. Meanwhile, Marcus Morris did not play with knee soreness.

Cleveland Cavaliers Avoid The Sweep, Defeat The Golden State Warriors 137-116 In Game Four Of The Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home crushed the Golden State Warriors in game-four of the NBA finals 137-116. Golden State Warriors are still up 3-1 in the series. The Cleveland Cavaliers made 24 three-point shots which broke the record for most made three-pointers in a Finals game. The Cavaliers also scored 86 points in the first half which was a Finals record. Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 40 points on 15 of 27 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four assists, and made seven three-pointers.

Irving scored 28 of his points in the first half and the Warriors just could not stop him. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 31 points on 11 of 22 from the field, including 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Kevin Love scored 23 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, pulled down five rebounds, stripped away two steals, and drained six three-pointers. J.R. Smith put in 15 points on 5 of 10 from the field, and buried five three-pointers. Tristan Thompson put up five points on 2 of 3 from the floor, plucked 10 rebounds, and gave out five assists.

Richard Jefferson added eight points on 2 of 4 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 52.9 percent from the field, and shot an outstanding 53.3 percent on 24 of 45 from three-point range. The Cavaliers simply went off, and they could not miss. They scored a total of 137 points. The Cavaliers got off to a great start and were up 49-33 at the end of the first quarter.

James, Irving, and Love scored 94 of the teams 137 points. The Cavaliers did play with energy on defense, and they never let Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson get it going in this game. The Cavaliers played well from start to finish and they never let the Warriors come back. The Warriors never led in this game. The Cavaliers avoid getting swept and they force a game five on Monday at Oracle Arena.

“Believeland is not going to give up,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, “and we’re going to keep fighting. We’re going to keep scrapping.”

For the Warriors, Kevin Durant led the way with 35 points on 9 of 22 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, four assists, and blocked two shots. Draymond Green recorded a double-double with 16 points on 6 of 16 from the field, picked up 14 rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Stephen Curry chipped in a double-double with 14 points on merely 4 of 13 from the floor, handed out 10 assists, snatched five rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Klay Thompson totaled 13 points on just 4 of 11 from the field. Shaun Livingston contributed 10 points on 5 of 7 from the field off the bench.

Zaza Pachulia dumped in six points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the floor. Andre Iguodala poured in four points on 2 of 4 from the field, dished out four assists, and blocked two shots. The Warriors shot 44.8 percent from the field, and shot only 28.2 percent on 11 of 39 from three-point distance.

The Warriors had an opportunity to go 16-0 in the playoffs, sweep this series and celebrate their championship in Cleveland. The Warriors just did not show up, and they disrespected the Cavaliers in this game. The Warriors could not get a stop in this game, and they let the Cavaliers do whatever they wanted to do. The Warriors will have a chance to closeout the series on their home floor on Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Advance To The NBA Finals With A 135-102 Win Against The Boston Celtics In Game Five Of The Eastern Conference Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers smashed the Boston Celtics 135-102 in game-five of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers advance to the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. This will be the first time in NBA history two teams will meet in the Finals for three years in a row. The Cavaliers win the series four games to one against the Boston Celtics.

LeBron James had a game high 35 points on 13 of 18 from the field, including eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and sunk four three-pointers. James will now play in the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year. Kyrie Irving dropped in 24 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, dished out seven assists, stripped away two steals, and buried four from deep. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 15 points on 5 of 13 from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, and stripped away four steals. Deron Williams added 14 points on 5 of 6 from the field off the bench.

Tristan Thompson racked up six points, and pulled down five rebounds. Richard Jefferson contributed nine points on 3 of 5 from the floor off the pine. Kyle Korver managed seven points on 2 of 4 from the field in 12 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot an astonishing 56.5 percent from the field, and shot 46.3 percent on 19 of 41 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-scored in the paint 50 to 38.

The Cavaliers had a 75-57 lead at halftime, and they ended up blowing out the Celtics by 33 points. The Cavaliers did whatever they wanted to do and they could not miss. The Cavaliers played with a sense of urgency, and they played well from start to finish. The Cavaliers really wanted to end this series in five games to have more rest before the Finals and they well now have well-earned rest. The Cavaliers will play against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena for game one on June 1st.

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said, “This team is a crazy team. They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up, Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready. As of tonight, I’ll get started.”

For the Celtics, Avery Bradley led the way with 23 points on 10 of 20 from the field, and plucked four rebounds. Jae Crowder concluded with 11 points on just 3 of 8 from the floor, and picked up six rebounds. Al Horford scored eight points on 4 of 8 from the field. Gerald Green registered 14 points on 4 of 8 from the field, stripped away two steals, and hit three triples off the bench. Rookie Jaylen Brown put in seven points on 2 of 3 from the floor in nine minutes off the pine.

Terry Rozier notched 10 points on merely 4 of 13 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. Kelly Olynyk tossed in seven points on just 2 of 7 from the floor, and caught four rebounds. The Celtics shot 43 percent from the field, and shot 36.7 percent on 11 of 30 behind the three-point line. The Celtics played very sloppy with 18 turnovers. The Celtics just got embarrassed on their home floor and they were never leading in the entire game. The Celtics played a horrible game defensively and they were never getting stops. Meanwhile, Isaiah Thomas who is the Celtics leading scorer, did not play with a hip injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Take Charge In Second Half To Beat The Boston Celtics 112-99 In Game Four Of The Eastern Conference Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home dismantled the Boston Celtics in game-four of the Eastern Conference Finals 112-99. The Cavaliers now take a 3-1 lead in the series. Kyrie Irving had a playoff career high 42 points on 15 of 22 from the field, dished out four assists, and made four three-pointers. Irving simply went off and scored 21 of his points in the third quarter alone. LeBron James finished with 34 points on 15 of 27 from the floor, grabbed five rebounds, and gave out six assists. James scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 17 points on 6 go 13 from the field, including a playoff career high 17 rebounds, handed out five assists, and blocked two shots. Tristan Thompson put up seven points on 3 of 4 from the field, and plucked seven rebounds. Iman Shumpert added five points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the floor in 10 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot an incredible 59.5 percent from the field, and shot 45.5 percent on 10 of 22 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 14 turnovers, but they shot the ball very well from the field, and they executed well offensively.

The Cavaliers out-scored the Celtics in the paint 58 to 34. The Cavaliers were down 57 to 47 at halftime, but they turned it around in the second half. The Cavaliers out-scored the Celtics 65 to 42 in the second half. The Cavaliers big three as of James, Irving, and Love scored a combined 93 points in this game. The Cavaliers will look to end the series in game-five at Boston to advance to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year against the Golden State Warriors.

LeBron James said about Kyrie Irving, “The kid is special, I was happy to sit back and watch him. He was born for these moments.”

For the Celtics, Jae Crowder led the way with 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out four assists, and drained four three-pointers. Al Horford scored 16 points on 7 of 11 from the floor, and gave out seven assists. Avery Bradley pitched in 19 points on 7 of 19 from the field, to go along with five rebounds, and two steals. Kelly Olynyk dumped in 15 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, gathered five rebounds, and blocked two shots. Jonas Jerebko compiled nine points on 2 of 4 from the field, and collected five rebounds off the pine.

Marcus Smart amassed eight points on merely 1 of 9 from the field, and handed out six assists. Rookie Jaylen Brown contributed nine points on 3 of 5 from the floor off the bench. The Celtics shot 44.3 percent from the field, and shot 32.3 percent on 10 of 31 from three-point range.

The Celtics did shoot a solid 95 percent on 19 of 20 from the free-throw line. The Celtics got off to a good start in the first half, but they totally fell apart in the second half, and they had no answer for Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile, Isaiah Thomas did not play for the Celtics with a hip injury. The Celtics are now 3-1 in the series in game-five at home will be a do or die game for them.

Cleveland Cavaliers Demolished Boston Celtics In Game Two Of The Eastern Conference Finals 130-86

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road storm past the Boston Celtics in game-two of the Eastern Conference Finals by the final score of 130-86. The Cavaliers now take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Cavaliers scored the most points in a playoff game in franchise history. The Cavaliers also broke the playoff record with a 41 point halftime lead, and they won their 13th straight playoff game which tied the playoff record. LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points on 12 of 18 from the field, including four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and three blocks.

James once again scored 30 plus points in a playoff for the 8th time in a row. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 21 points on 7 of 14 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and hit four three-pointers. Love scored 18 of his points in the first half. Kyrie Irving put in 23 points on 8 of 11 from the floor, and made three triples. The Cavaliers big three as of James, Irving, and Love each scored 20 or more points in this game.

J.R. Smith scored nine points on 4 of 5 from the field, and plucked seven rebounds. Smith made a tough fade away jump shot at the buzzer to end the half which gave the Cavaliers a 41 points lead at halftime. Richard Jefferson added 10 points on 3 of 7 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, and blocked two shots off the bench. Iman Shumpert contributed seven points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals off the bench. Kyle Korver poured in eight points off the bench in 12 minutes.

Channing Frye notched seven points on 3 of 6 from the field off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 56.5 percent from the field, and shot 48.7 percent on 19 of 39 behind the three-point line. The Cavaliers just dominated the Celtics, and the Celtics got embarrassed on their home floor. The Cavaliers were playing great from start to finish.

The Cavaliers also played outstanding defense and the Celtics only scored a total of 31 points in the first half. The Cavaliers were on fire, and they were executing so well offensively. The Cavaliers will head back home for game three and they will have a lot of momentum playing at home after playing very well in the last couple games of this series on the road.

“It’s one game. I don’t care if you win by 200 points,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’re going back home, we’re not going to get comfortable. We understand that this is a good team. They’re not No. 1 in the East for no reason.”

For the Celtics, Avery Bradley amassed 13 points on merely 6 of 17 from the field. Al Horford put up 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, gathered five rebounds, and blocked two shots. Jae Crowder finished with nine points on just 3 of 9 from the field, and collected four rebounds. Jalen Brown snagged 19 points on 7 of 11 from the floor, caught four rebounds, and stripped away two steals off the pine. Tyler Zeller tossed in eight points on 4 of 6 from the field, and nabbed four rebounds off the bench.

Terry Rozier logged six points on 2 of 5 from the floor, and dished out three assists off the pine. The Celtics shot only 37.2 percent from the field, and shot 29.6 percent on 8 of 27 from three-point range. This was one of the Celtics worst losses in franchise history. This Celtics played sloppy with 20 turnovers and they were totally out of sink offensively. They also let the Cavs do whatever they wanted on offense. The Celtics just played a horrible game at both ends of the floor.

Cleveland Cavaliers Obliterate Boston Celtics In Game One Of The Eastern Conference Finals 117-104

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics in game-one of the Eastern Conference finals 117-104. The Cavaliers take a 1-0 lead in the series. The Cavaliers have now won 12 straight playoff games. LeBron James had a game high 38 points on 14 of 24 from the field, to go along with nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. James has now scored 30 plus points in his last seven playoff games. Kevin Love posted a double-double and scored a playoff career high 32 points on 9 of 16 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and made six three-pointers.

Tristan Thompson put up 20 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the floor, pulled down nine rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Kyrie Irving concluded with 11 points on merely 4 of 11 from the field, and dished out six assists. Derrick Williams pitched in three points in just three minutes played off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot 48 percent from the field, and shot 35.5 percent on 11 of 31 from three-point range. The Cavaliers had a 61-39 lead at halftime. The Cavaliers came out in the first half playing with a lot of energy, and they were playing good on defense. The Cavaliers have now started 9-0 in the playoffs for the second year in a row. The Cavaliers had not played a game in the last nine days and they showed no signs of rust in this game.

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said, “He’s playing at a high level. And that’s the reason why we’re riding him so much, When LeBron’s playing at that level other guys just have to be solid and we have a good chance to win.”

For the Celtics, Jae Crowder led the way with 21 points on 8 of 13 from the field, picked up eight rebounds, gave out five assists, and buried four three-pointers. Avery Bradley accrued 21 points on 8 of 16 from the field, and gathered four rebounds. Isaiah Thomas recorded a double-double with 17 points on 7 of 19 from the floor, and handed out 10 assists. Al Horford managed 11 points on just 4 of 11 from the field, including eight rebounds, and six assists. Gerald Green added 11 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and drained three triples off the bench.

Jalen Brown contributed 10 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, and snatched nine rebounds off the pine. Marcus Smart racked up six point on 2 of 5 from the field, dished out three assists, and stripped away two steals off the bench. The Celtics shot 46.6 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 31.6 percent on 12 of 38 behind the three-point line. The Celtics did play sloppy with 14 turnovers and they also shot just 55.6 percent on 10 of 18 from the foul line.

The Celtics did play better in the second half, but it was not enough for them to come back down 21 points at halftime. The Celtics could not get stops on defense, and they had no answer for LeBron James. The Celtics will look to even up the series in game-two tonight in Boston.

Cleveland Cavaliers Sweep The Toronto Raptors With A 109-102 Win In Game Four Of The Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers pull off the win on the road against the Toronto Raptors in game-four of the second round in the playoffs 109-102. The Cavaliers sweep the Toronto Raptors and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers will face the Boston Celtics or the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers are the first team in NBA history to start the playoffs 8-0 in two consecutive seasons. LeBron James led all scorers with 35 points on 11 of 22 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out six assists, and made five three-pointers. James has scored 30 or points in the last six playoff games.

Kyrie Irving put in 27 points on 10 of 24 from the field, including five rebounds, nine assists, and four steals. Irving scored 11 of his points in the fourth quarter. Tristan Thompson racked up six points on 3 of 5 from the field, and plucked seven rebounds. Kyle Korver added 18 points on 6 of 8 from the floor, pulled down five rebounds, and buried four three-pointers off the bench. Channing Frye managed 10 points on 4 of 5 from the field off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 47.6 percent from the field, and shot 39 percent on 16 of 41 from three-point range. The Cavaliers did shoot the ball well, and they executed well on offense. The Cavaliers had a 61-49 lead at halftime, but the Raptors did not go away in the second half. The Cavaliers will now have plenty of rest before they play in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers have now beaten the Raptors in a playoffs series two years in a row.

“We needed that, we needed to be tested throughout 48-minute games,” Irving said. “One of the hardest things to do is sweep teams. We understand how important it is to come in and get a win and get rest.”

For the Raptors, Serge Ibaka led the way with 23 points on 10 of 18 from the field. DeMar Derozan supplied 22 points on 8 of 18 from the floor, picked up four rebounds, and gave out eight assists. Cory Joseph posted a double-double with 20 points on 8 of 11 from the field, to go along with six rebounds, and 12 assists. Jonas Valanciunas finished with eight points on merely 4 of 11 from the floor, snatched five rebounds, and blocked three shots. P.J. Tucker recorded a double-double with 14 points on 5 of 11 from the field, collected 12 rebounds, and stripped away four steals.

Norman Powell pitched in 10 points on just 3 of 10 from the field, and accumulated five rebounds off the bench. The Raptors shot 47 percent from the field, and shot 34.5 percent on 10 of 29 behind the three-point line. Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry did not play this game with an ankle injury. The Raptors just did not have a chance to win this series because of Lowry missing the last two playoff games. The Raptors played the best they could, but they just were not good enough to win against the Cavaliers. The Raptors could not stop LeBron James at all in this years playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers Take Charge In The Second Half To Beat The Toronto Raptors 115-94 In Game Three Of The Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road trounced the Toronto Raptors 115-94 in
game-three of the second round in the playoffs. The Cavaliers take a 3-0 lead in the series. LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with 35 points on 9 of 16 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out seven assists. Kevin Love recorded a double-double with 16 points on 6 of 9 from the field, and pulled down 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving put in 16 points on 7 of 21 from the floor, including five rebounds and four assists.

J.R. Smith dropped in nine points on 3 of 5 from the field, and hit three triples. Tristan Thompson racked up nine points on 3 of 6 from the field, and plucked 12 rebounds. Kyle Korver added 12 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, sunk four three-pointers, and blocked two shots off the bench. Derrick Williams pitched in five points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the field in three minutes off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 51.3 percent from the field, and shot 56.5 percent on 13 of 23 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers have turned the ball over a lot in the last couple of games, but they have been shooting so well from the field. The Cavaliers also played good defense and allowed the Raptors to score a total of 94 points. When the Cavaliers are getting stops on defense, they are a much tougher team to beat. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Raptors 49 to 25. The Cavaliers were leading by two points going into the fourth quarter, but the Cavaliers out-scored the Raptors 36-17 in the fourth quarter alone.

“We knew we were coming to a hostile environment, we knew they were going to give us everything they had, no matter who was in the lineup,” James said. “We just had to weather the storm.”

DeMar DeRozan managed 37 points on 12 of 23 from the field, and stripped away three steals. DeRozan shot a perfect 13 of 13 from the foul line. Jonas Valanciunas concluded with 18 points on 8 of 10 from the floor, and gathered eight rebounds. Serge Ibaka poured in 12 points on 6 of 14 from the field, and blocked two shots. Norman Powell registered 13 points on merely 6 of 19 from the field, and stripped away two steals. P.J. Tucker contributed five points on 2 of 4 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds off the bench.

The Raptors shot 43.7 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 11 percent on 2 of 18 from  three-point distance. Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry did not play in this game with an ankle injury. The Raptors kept this game close, but they totally fell apart in the fourth quarter. The Raptors just were out-of-sink on offense, and they really struggled shooting from three-point range. The Raptors out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 50 to 38. The Raptors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers again in game-four on Sunday which is a due or die game for the Raptors.

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said about Lowry’s injury, “He was limping badly, He just couldn’t go. He wanted to. The doctors and trainers and medical people were just telling him he shouldn’t try to go because he was in so much pain.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Smashed The Toronto Raptors 125-103 In Game Two Of The Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home demolished the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in game-two of the second round in the playoffs. The Cavaliers take a 2-0 lead in the series and have now won six straight playoff games. LeBron James led all scorers with 39 points on 10 of 14 from the field, including six rebounds, four assists, three steals, and blocked two shots. James has played outstanding in the playoffs so far. Kyrie Irving posted a double-double with 22 points on merely 6 of 19 from the field, dished out 11 assists, stripped away two steals, and buried three triples.

Tristan Thompson put up nine points on 4 of 5 from the field, and grabbed nine rebounds. Kevin Love amassed nine points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and pulled down seven rebounds. Channing Frye added 18 points on 6 of 9 from the field, gathered five rebounds, and made five three-pointers off the bench. Iman Shumpert contributed 14 points on 6 of 8 from the floor, and picked up six rebounds off the pine. Deron Williams compiled five points on 2 of 3 from the field, and gave out five assists off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot a solid 54.7 percent from the field, and shot 54.5 percent on 18 of 33 from three-point range. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 16 turnovers, but they were shooting so well from the field. The Cavaliers were up by as many as 29 points in this game. The Cavaliers have won pretty easily in their last two playoff games against the Raptors. The Cavaliers have played on top of their game, and they have taken care of business in the playoffs so far.

For the Raptors, Kyle Lowry led the way with 20 points on 7 of 12 from the field, and handed out five assists. Meanwhile, Lowry left the game at the end of the third quarter with an ankle injury. Serge Ibaka dumped in 16 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds. Norman Powell finished with eight points on 3 of 6 from the field, and grabbed five rebounds.

Jonas Valanciunas totaled 23 points on 10 of 13 from the field, and collected five rebounds in 20 minutes off the pine. Cory Joseph logged 22 points on 9 of 14 from the floor, and nabbed six rebounds off the bench. DeMar DeRozan had a poor shooting night as he scored five points and shot 2 of 11 from the field.

The Raptors shot 46.7 percent from the field, and shot 29.4 percent on 5 of 17 behind the three-point line. The Raptors out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 50 to 32. The Raptors just could not get stops on defense, and the Cavaliers were simply on fire. The Raptors are going to have to play better defense to have a chance to beat the Cavaliers. The Raptors will play at home in game-three against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game three is a must win for the Raptors to even have a chance to come-back and win the series.

“They’re defending champs and that’s what they look like right now,” Lowry said.