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Cavs sweep Raptors; 76ers stave off elimination

09 May, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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On Monday, we offered four ways the Toronto Raptors could come back from 3-0 down, to win their second round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to the Cavaliers website, tickets for the first two home games in the Eastern Conference Championship will be available beginning at 11 a.m.

Time is running out for the Raptors, down 3-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

James also went viral at his post-game press conference for a quote about his buzzer-beater.

While the Raptors were blown out 128-110 in Game 2, they had plenty of chances to win Game 1 - a 113-12 overtime loss during which the Cavaliers never led in regulation time.

We have no idea if James can top what he's done the last 10 games, but we're certainly not ruling it out.

Kevin Love, who struggled in a seven-game scrap with in in the first round, had another solid game with 23 points. But they aren't just moving on, they are coming off a sweep of the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors.

Only one team has advanced to the conference finals in these National Basketball Association playoffs, and it's the same squad that looked vulnerable during a chaotic regular season, beatable in the postseason and was one loss from a possible franchise collapse. Kyle Lowry had 27 for the Raptors with DeMar DeRozan sitting out the fourth after contributing just eight points. The Sonics won Games 4 and 5 before the Bulls put them away in Game 6.

Pluto predicts if the Cavs end up taking on the Celtics, fans might get flashbacks to the uphill seven-game series against Indiana.

Casey, looking for a spark to save the season - and maybe his job - switched starting lineups for the second straight game.

"Defensively we're playing pretty good", Lue said. A photo on the front of the Cleveland Plain Dealer sports section Sunday shows the stunned Raptors contingent as the ball is about to leave James' right hand.

"There's nobody that's going to stop James one-on-one but I think he's making him work for every inch of the court and that's what you've got to do", Casey said after Game 3.

"They were a well-balanced, put-together team this year", James said, praising a team he has tormented.

Toronto coach Dwane Casey described his team as "emotionally drunk after game one and game three".

And as rumors swirl about Casey's future, Lue said Toronto would be foolish to do anything rash. DeRozan finished the quarter with a dunk to cap a 7-1 Toronto run that cut the Cavs' lead to 30-26. "If the game is tied or the game is on the line, we got a great person to go to down the stretch". Won their 15th straight second-round game dating to the 2015 playoffs. Didn't lose three straight during the regular season, then lost four in a row to the Cavs.

James is first all-time in playoff points, third in assists and seventh in total rebounds.



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