LeBron: Cavaliers humble over National Basketball Association title challenge

LeBron: Cavaliers humble over National Basketball Association title challenge

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors, 128-93, on Monday to complete a series sweep in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Cleveland's back in the East finals again despite a turbulent regular season and a bumpy start to the playoffs after the Pacers pushed the Cavs to the brink of elimination.

The Raptors were bad early but then fought back.

For someone who has won three of them, LeBron James sure has been averse to the word "championship" this season.As in, he hasn't really said it.

"Boston will probably play them in the slow physical style in did", Pluto said. Cleveland was also 11-1 at Quicken Loans Arena since December 2014. "Basically our season's on the line".

While the Raptors have thrown up their hands at the officiating - with team president Masai Ujiri hit with a $25,000 fine for walking onto the court at halftime to berate the officials Saturday - James has simply dazzled.

Are these Raptors headed for extinction?

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"Everybody wrote us off. but at that time guys just made up their mind - 'We're not going to quit".

While there may be some merit to this, at some point it has to be about the players at Casey's disposal. We feel like he's going to make the plays.

It was a hard shot.

"The level of difficulty of that shot is...very hard". "Don't try it at home".

Lue said playing James with the Cavs' second unit helped negate the Toronto bench.

Four other Cavaliers starters cracked double digits, with Kevin Love scoring 23 points and Kyle Korver 16 points. Toronto's game plan, in their third annual clash with King James and the Cavaliers, went something like this. Anything? Yep. From giving LeBron a high-five to holding his several cell phones, his teammates are always there when he needs them, unless it's for something important. But they are still left amazed. James entered Game 4 with 348 points in these playoffs, the most through 10 games by any player since Michael Jordan (354) in 1992. James told reports after the game that he was looking forward to the break.

The Cavs' first two series were exactly what they needed.

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"You choose to continue to fight", said coach Dwane Casey.

Still on a night when Toronto need to have all guns firing, DeRozan wasn't a factor with a 3-of-12 shooting night. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Raptors vs. Cavaliers showdown streaming live to their TV sets.

With a supporting cast firing on all cylinders, the Cavs are an altogether more risky teams than when they rely exclusively on LeBron.

But the Raptors were no match for Cleveland's 33-year-old talisman, whose final-second basket confirmed the Cavs' place in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. "We had a lot of challenges, considering the dominance (Toronto) had in the regular season".

The Cavs have never lost a series when leading 2-0 (15-0).

Cleveland is 9-0 when up 3-0 in a series.

We're not here to discuss how the Cavs ripped Toronto's chest and pulled its heart out, though. "He had a tough night", said Casey.

It was more of the same in the third.

It's back to the drawing board for Toronto.

Casey and team president Masai Ujiri both showed their displeasure at the officials during the game. The Cavs were tested to the point of exhaustion by IN, and they responded.

Ibaka fouled out with 11 points and eight rebounds. All-star guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined to have 138 points, 30 rebounds and 46 assists against Cleveland. Still it maintained its lead.

"Rumble young man, rumble", he said.

James and the Cavaliers have beaten the Raptors in 10 straight playoff games after beating Toronto in three straight postseasons.

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