Cavs cruise, complete sweep of top-seeded Raptors

James coach described his heroics as'unbelievable play and noted'He's been so huge for

James coach described his heroics as'unbelievable play and noted'He's been so huge for

If they don't solve the puzzle in Game 4 on Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena, they will have all summer to ponder the problem. They were frustrated and perplexed, reaching for explanations. During Game 3 he played only 28 minutes putting up eight points.

There's a chance James is playing out West next season, and even though the Celtics and 76ers will continue to get better for the foreseeable future, the East will be more open with the best player on the other side of the bracket.

It's headache-causing, he added. "But there's a different level and you saw it tonight". It's easy in hindsight to say that play changes everything.

"I think he's understanding the importance of conserving energy", Bryant said of the 2018 version of James. Aside from that set pindown play, they react in the moment to how the defense approaches them - and which two defenders are involved.

Plus Toronto has yet to come out with all weapons firing for 48 minutes. He didn't start the game, as coach Dwane Casey elected to go small with Serge Ibaka at center, with C.J. Miles as the small forward. "One of the things I've noticed with LeBron James' teams, at least with their runs through the Eastern Conference, they tend to get better as they go along". But I knew mentally, maybe, what was going on in their head. They won four of seven from a tough, talented IN team, followed by an overwhelming four-game sweep of the No.1 seed IN the East. We're right there, we're competing.

"I like where we're at right now", said Coach Tyronn Lue. But for me, it's about, I'm going to show them how much I trust them and how much I believe in them.

"I love it here".

"The game, especially in the playoffs, is all built on momentum shifts, and what he's been able to do in these playoffs is control the momentum".

Smith and Love have been inconsistent all season, so it was no shocker to see Kyle Korver, the most consistent Cavalier outside of LeBron James, be one of the few Cavs first-round saviors.

Drake, whose handle is "champagnepapi", replied, with three loudly crying face emojis: "nah my season starts in June junior".

The script was all too familiar: a great regular season eclipsed, for the third year in a row, with a loss to LeBron and the Cavs in the playoffs.

A Cleveland sweep of Toronto would also be a case of deja vu for the Raptors, who not only were swept by the Cavs in last year's conference semifinals, but also lost the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals to Cleveland in six games.

History is not on Toronto's side.

The Raptors became the third National Basketball Association team to be swept in a series before the conference-final stage. Lowry scored just five points on 2-of-7 shooting on Monday. Of the guys who came in after the flurry of moves, George Hill has been important as a starter, solid defender, and stabilizing influence at the point guard spot.

Lue himself couldn't have scripted a better first two series to prepare his team for Boston (probably).

Instead, Toronto once again fell short in the month of May.

A Belinelli basket and Redick three-pointer put the Sixers up 94-87 in overtime, but the Celtics closed on a 12-4 run, Horford scoring the final five points to bring Boston the ultimate victory.

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