LeBron hits historical highs in Cavs sweep of Raptors

  • LeBron hits historical highs in Cavs sweep of Raptors

LeBron hits historical highs in Cavs sweep of Raptors

After suffering a sprained left ankle in Game 2 against the Cavaliers, he was unable to play in the final two games of the series. The entire series could have been considered a "shooterpalooza". Serge Ibaka scored 23 points, DeMar DeRozan had 22 points and eight assists, and Cory Joseph had 20 points and 12 assists for Toronto. That's a staggering 102-point difference and truly disconcerting for the Raptors, who made 159 field goals to the Cavs' 158. No one has played a bigger role in that run than James.

For the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't himself, finishing with 16 points in 30 minutes.

LBJ: After passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in playoffs games in Game Two, LeBron James now has his sights set on all-time leader Michael Jordan, who has 5,987 points. The Cavs had too many threats for the Raptors to contain.

I thought it might be fun to look back at coverage from the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper on the day LeBron was drafted to see what people in the industry were saying about him. We can't just pinpoint not making shots.

James hit a 3-pointer with just under three minutes left to put the Cavaliers ahead by 11. James is 3-4 in his trips to the championship series.

The Raptors will likely make changes this offseason, as Ujiri hinted, but if they fail to re-sign Lowry, the whole nature of their team changes.

Thompson's indication that the National Basketball Association is "a man's league" did not sit well with James and, during that same press availability, Thompson said that "his feeling just got hurt" with regard to the soon-to-be Finals MVP.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr's spinal cord leak procedure went well, the team's General Manager Bob Myers said on Sunday, but there is no timeline for his return. After leading their respective teams to 51 wins this past regular season, the money might be enough to keep them in their respective cities for the foreseeable future. The way he's been playing is phenomenal.

"After that performance, we need a culture reset here", said Ujiri, per Dan Feldman of ProBasketballTalk. If he played Game 3, do we win maybe? "And that's all I've thought about right now".

"I think I can do that anywhere I play", he said. Switching the lineups? It's a lot of things. Can't pick one. We're a resilient team.

"He tries to go as far as we need him", Lue said.

"We definitely can get better", he said. "I just want s ring". He won more games in his second year than he did in his first, more in his third than he did in his second. "One of the hardest things to do is sweep teams". You can go through so many different scenarios.

"I'm a tough shot maker".

For the Cavs - the oldest team still standing in the postseason with an average age of 29.47 - the downtime is just what the doctor ordered. "We understand how important it is, especially to come in and get a win and get rest".