Sweeping: Cavs-Raptors Game 4, Behind the Box Score


LeBron James added another unbelievable shot to his already crowded portfolio on Saturday night, banking home a game-winner against the Toronto Raptors to give the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "But we've been in all three games, we've had chances to win pretty much all three games, being up in some of the games".

Cleveland shot a ridiculous 65 per cent in Game 4's first quarter, when nine of their 12 field goals were either layups or dunks.

The Eastern Conference Finals are scheduled to begin May 15 and 16, but could be moved up to May 13 or 14 depending on how long the series between the Celtics and 76ers last. He may not have scored 40-plus like he has many times already this postseason, but No. 23 had an average 29 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, and one block in Game 4.

The Toronto Raptors never expected this to happen.

No NBA team has ever rallied from an 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, with 129 trying and failing. Kyle Lowry had 27 for the Raptors with DeMar DeRozan sitting out the fourth after contributing just eight points. "He makes them all the time", Kevin Love said after the game.

"Losing the game, they were still shellshocked in Game 2, they got beat down". However, Hood refused to enter the game, reported The Athletic, citing sources, which angered numerous teammates and people inside Cleveland's organization.

Fair reminder: This is the same guy who just a month ago said he couldn't "fathom" James losing to the Celtics in the playoffs.

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Raptors coach Dwane Casey has shown great faith in Anunoby, who started 62 games this season.

With their effectiveness, the starters help lead the Cavs to shoot nearly 60 percent from the floor and 46 percent from three-point range Monday night. But I knew mentally, maybe, what was going on in their head.

"We wanted to take away DeRozan and we wanted to take away their bench", said Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue.

James' son LeBron Jr. and Drake exchanged shots on Instagram on Monday morning. "But as far as Xs and Os, understanding different teams, different schemes, his players, he's one of the best as far as knowing the basketball game and what it takes".

Surprisingly, Matt hopes to draw the Cavaliers again next year - so they can get their own back after being eliminated by the OH team for three years running. They overhauled their entire system and philosophy, earned the No. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history, finished the regular season with a top-five offense and defense and it just didn't matter.

For fans who want to stream the Cleveland-Toronto Game 4 confrontation for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices.

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