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.