Porter had 18 points.
That tied Cleveland with the 1975 Golden State Warriors for the lowest margin of victory in a four-game sweep in National Basketball Association history. The Cavaliers won the series 4-0 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Then a sprained ankle knocked him out for the last two playoff games. Toronto would likely take quarters on the dollar, but it could be worth it to make room for some more versatile frontcourt depth. Irving had nine assists.
Toronto Raptor's DeMar DeRozan speaks during a end of seaso/ press conference in Toronto on Monday May 8, 2017.
Today, in this moment, the only question worth asking regarding Cleveland is whether they'll even lose a game ahead of an inevitable third-straight trip to the NBA Finals.
James absolutely dominated the Raptors in the second round, averaging 36 points on 48 percent three-point shooting. The Raptors shot 50 percent from the field in the first half but committed 11 turnovers leading to 17 Cleveland points.
"Give credit to (Raptors coach Dwane) Casey, he had them ready to play, they came out and competed". So, with several big decisions to make, they'll go back to the drawing board. "It's all business. That means Cory Joseph can text now". P.J Tucker had 14 points and 12 assists in his first career playoff start. Toronto kept it close, and took a 93-93 lead when Ibaka converted a three-point play with 6:38 left. Kyrie Irving scored 11 of the 14 in the Cleveland flurry. Their shining moments came in Games 3 and 4, when Biyombo took over as they limited the Cavaliers to under 100 points in both contests.
"It's rewarding when you can advance", James said. DeMar DeRozan added 22 with eight assists.
"Even when we had our bad days, our good days, we stuck by him", DeRozan said.
Things couldn't be much better for the Cleveland Cavaliers right now. For me, I think that at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 - something should be close. Assistant Mike Brown took over as acting coach for Game 3 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. When he's hitting the shot like that, they're very hard to beat.
Can he get one with the Raptors? "If we played like that for the four games, we're talking about a different series". In that do-or-die situation, guys can easily pack it in. I think he's chasing rings. "I want him to win (the championship again) though".
"I don't know when his prime is going to stop", Lowry told The Vertical. We're knocking on the door. "Even the season, there were times we could have been better defensively, better offensively, definitely, and adapting to the new age National Basketball Association, which is the three (pointer)". "But each guy in that offence contributed in some way".
The Raptors trimmed the lead to one point early in the fourth on a 3-point shot by Fred VanVleet but James answered with a 3-pointer.
Inevitably, LeBron James was the main man, scoring 35 points, with Kyrie Irving posting 27. They're the defending champs for a reason. They got one of the greatest players of all time. "We knew it would be, coming into a hostile environment". "We have another level and we believe we can get there". We just gotta figure it out. "But we can't just look back now and feel sorry for ourselves".