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

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

LeBron James scored 35 points to top the Cavaliers, who take a 3-0 lead into Sunday's Game 4 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.

Casey feels that the Raptors can play themselves back into the series at home as they did last season, despite dropping the first game 116-105 followed by a 125-103 loss in Game 2.

Cleveland led by as many as nine points in the second quarter before the Raptors tied it at 43 on a layup by Ibaka with 3:41 to play in the first half.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sustained a sprained left ankle, was still in pain on Thursday and is questionable for Game 3 on Friday.

Those two were just as helpless as the rest of the Raptors, who watched the Cavs go on a 17-1 fourth-quarter run to take a 99-80 lead with 5:47 remaining.

Yes, LeBron James is the most dominant player in the game but Kyle Korver made four three-pointers Friday, J.R. Smith made three and Kevin Love made the only one he tried.

Jonas Valanciunas collected 19 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors, with Norman Powell chipping in with 13 points and Serge Ibaka scoring 12.

The Cavaliers can complete a sweep of the series in Game 4 on Sunday in Toronto. "Coming into the fourth, we couldn't hit any threes".

"The thing that sucks the most is the idle time (between games)", DeRozan said. "I can only focus on the present, and that's what we did today". You can listen to Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers live stream as well as all of the other 2017 NBA Playoffs games by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99.

That won't be easy against the Cavaliers, the first team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and '50 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons.

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If Lowry can't play, Cory Joseph?likely would start in his place. DeRozan scored from everywhere but the 3-point line.

Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors are about to be taken out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tristan Thompson added nine points and 12 rebounds. "We don't know. But we'd much rather have him because he is the hub of our toughness, energy, all the above".

"That stretch right at the beginning of the fourth quarter is what got us", Casey said.

Lowry allowed that his ankle was sore after the game Wednesday.

"Our second unit guys came in and gave us a big push", James said. But it was not enough, and it didn't help that he scored one point in the fourth quarter. The team fared surprisingly well, going 14-7 in his absence.

In Cleveland's four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers, James did it all, almost averaging a triple-double with 32.8 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting.

I can understand why the Raptors would be upset by it, but I really don't think James was pondering to himself in the middle of the game, "Oh, here's a chance for me to disrespect the Raptors".

Irving's 3-pointer restored Cleveland's lead with 2:45 left in the half.

"Tonight we competed extremely well". It was tough. It changed your mindset, not just for me, the whole team as well. They do some different things especially with him at the three, four, handling the basketball that's different.

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