James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

"The reason we are the team we are is because of Kyle", DeRozan said.

The end result was about what you would have expected, even if the manner in which they got there was not. OVO Sound boss Drake tried his best to shake off the defending National Basketball Association champions courtside Friday (May 5) against his Toronto Raptors. He owns a.436 effective field goal percentage over nine playoff games.

The Raptors actually missed the first 12 three-pointers they attempted not seeing one go down until Norm Powell took the lid off the basket with a make on attempt No. 13 by the team. Those numbers weren't sustainable. It's about time for Toronto to start thinking about next season.

Casey was talking about taking open shots in this analogy, something that Lowry had also said Friday morning, before he was ruled out with the ankle injury suffered in Game 2.

Kyle Lowry and DeRozan have combined to score 64 points through the first two games of this series, while LeBron himself has combined to score 74.

DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Raptors with 37 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 19 and eight rebounds for Toronto, which played without three-time All-Star Kyle Lowry, who was only on the bench. But the Cavs were never truly bothered.

The Raptors led by three points at the end of the first half and trailed by only two points entering the fourth quarter before Cleveland took over. They ended up with a 115-94 victory to go up 3-0 in the series.

Norman Powell made Toronto's first 3-pointer with 3:09 in the third quarter - the Raptors were 0-of-12 up to that point.

Well it is. And it's been the story of the second round, the primary difference between the two teams. James went off for 35 points on 16 shots and was mainly just a dominant force.

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At halftime, it appeared the Raptors were poised to make this one a series, as they had a three point lead.

J.R. Smith, the primary defender on DeRozan through the first two games when DeRozan struggled, got into some early foul trouble just because DeRozan was so aggressive. That group, which included Korver, went on a 26-7 run versus the Raptors from the start of the fourth quarter until James subbed out with 3:27 to play.

Irving's 3-pointer restored Cleveland's lead with 2:45 left in the half. Over the course of an 82-game season, that's a 73 win pace.

LeBron James said he wasn't anxious about what happened previous year. That's the makeup of our team. "I didn't feel like I needed a blow". He did it twice in the second half and it was beyond petty.

"That's what we do", Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said. There is little suggesting the Cavs and Warriors won't meet up again for a third consecutive time in the Finals.

LeBron James, who extended his personal National Basketball Association record of winning a road game to 28 consecutive series, again was a force of nature for Cleveland. "We didn't know whether it was going to take 36 minutes, or 40 minutes, but we knew if we just play our game and pay attention to our details, we would have an opportunity the win the game". We knew we were coming into a hostile environment. I started thinking about why this means so much, why it hurts to be disappointed, why are we disappointed in the first place, what are we so afraid of? "We stuck to our game plan and took another step forward".

This is some Larry Bird-level disrespect, who once played an entire game left-handed.

"I think we as a franchise need more firepower to get to the next level", Ressler said.