The Cleveland Cavaliers dominance seemed unstoppable after a 108-89 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, posting his 15th career playoff triple-double. The member of the Cavaliers ‘Big Three’ established a double-digit scoring where Kyrie Irving had 26 points and Kevin Love with 19 points, enabling them to stay unbeaten in the postseason.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers became the fourth team to start the postseason with 10 straight wins, joining the 1989 and 2001 Los Angeles Lakers and the 2012 San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers took control of the game, outscoring the Toronto Raptors in every quarter of the game leading them to lead the series 2-0.
LeBron James has been a huge factor in the Cavaliers’ success since no one on the Raptors roster can stop him. Jonas Valanciunas, who suffered an injury in Eastern Conference semifinals and considered the man who can stop James, is still unable to play and no details were given on his return.
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 22 points, but his backcourt partner C.J. McCollum was having a hard time finding his way into the game. McCollum only scored 10 points on 4 of 14 from the field, which was tremendously low compared to his past performance against the other teams.
With the Cavaliers two wins away from the 2016 NBA Finals, the Raptors should make a certain adjustment when they face the reigning Eastern Conference champions on their home court in Game 3.
Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors will be on May 21, Saturday at Air Canada Centre.
Here are some of the game highlights in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors:
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