NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Cavaliers cruise to 2-0 series lead against Raptors

NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Cavaliers cruise to 2-0 series lead against Raptors The Cleveland Cavaliers seized a 2-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with a 108-89 victory against the Toronto Raptors.

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final wasn’t pretty for the Raptors and Drake, but they had revenge on their minds to even up the series in Game 2. Even with T.O’s better effort, Lebron James and the Cavaliers. showed no signs of cooling off.

The defending Eastern Conference champions are still undefeated in the postseason, thanks to the Big Three of James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. James posted a triple-double 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, surpassing Shaquille O’Neal on the all-time playoff scoring list. Thursday night also marked his 15th career playoff triple-double and first this postseason.

“I admired what he was able to do out on the floor by pure force and dominance,” James told ESPN. “His ability to play at that speed, to have that size and to carry that type of force that he had.”

While the Raptors concentrated on James, they weren’t able to stop Irving, who scored 26 points while Love had 19.

The Raptors received 22 points and 5 rebounds from DeMar DeRoz but he couldn’t make up for the poor performance from Kyle Lowry, who only made 10 points while turning the ball over five times. Terrence Ross, Cory Joseph and James Johnson chipped in 11 points apiece.

Game 3 is Saturday while Game 4 is Monday at the Air Canada Centre.

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