◼️ Cleveland swept the Raptors and will defend his title in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 128-93 on Monday night and advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Cleveland, fourth in the regular season, came from winning ‘in game 7’ against the Indiana Pacers in the first round but had no trouble getting rid of the Canadians 4-0, first of the East, for the third year in a row.
The Raptors only showed resistance in the first quarter. With the Spanish-Congolese Serbe Ibaka as starting point, and the Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas leaving from the bench, Toronto finished the first 12 minutes only four points behind but, in the second period, some very accurate Cavaliers broke the game by leading at halftime by 16 points.
LeBron James was unstoppable one more night, J.R. Smith finally contributed a perfect evening (15 points, 6/6 in the shot), Kevin Love performed at an All-Star level and Kyle Korver hammered from the line of three as he has been usual throughout his career.
After the passage through the dressing room at half-time, the game was over. The locals took an income of up to 30 points and the star escort of the visitors, DeMar DeRozan, was ejected for a foul. The leaders of the East said goodbye, one more season, before time, with the feeling that their project has always faced LeBron James. And he has lost. Not in vain, James presents a balance of 53-12 against them, 12-2 in the Playoffs.