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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers oust Toronto Raptors, wait for Eastern finals foe

09 May 2018

Toronto had entered the playoffs as the number one seed from the Eastern Conference, and were desperate to avoid a third straight series defeat to James and the Cavs after losses in 2016 and 2017.

Anunoby averaged 5.9 points and 20 minutes a game during the regular season. According to DeRozan, there is a chance that the Raptors will never get this chance again.

There was talk about the new Raptors possibly knocking off the King. They won four of seven from a tough, talented IN team, followed by an overwhelming four-game sweep of the No.1 seed IN the East. Seriously, something took place that not only rejuvenated the big man, but got him back to his dominant self as well. They will play either the No. 2-ranked Celtics or the No. 3-ranked 76ers.

Every Cavaliers player grabbed minutes in Monday night's 128-93 series-clinching Game 4 destruction of the Raptors - except Rodney Hood, who apparently didn't want to play at all.

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Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ineffective most of this series, but he really struggled in game four, scoring just five points on two-of-seven shooting.

James had 136 points, 33 rebounds and 45 assists in the second round.

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WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said Kevin Love, George Hill and J. R. Smith stepped up in the conference finals. Unless, of course, you get to witness it everyday. When that duo is hitting their shots, the Cavs are about as close to a juggernaut offensively as there possibly can be. They are playing with an urgency, energy and intelligence unseen throughout their tumultuous regular season.

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In the Cavs' four-game sweep over the Raptors, the East's No. 1 seed, James was just as impressive, averaging 34 points in the four games, but his teammates' contributions skyrocketed. DeRozan finished the quarter with a dunk to cap a 7-1 Toronto run that cut the Cavs' lead to 30-26.

Isaiah Thomas, who overcame the death of his younger sister to help the Celtics to last year's conference finals before injuring his hip in Game 2 against the Cavs, was one of the key pieces in that Irving trade. They shot nearly 60% for the game. The Cavs connected on 80 percent of their free throws as a team. Their ire was heightened when a potential three-point play - an Ibaka bucket and Cavs foul - was changed to no basket and a non-shooting foul after a loud protest by James.

This opens all kinds of possibilities for the next series, and, potentially, the one after that. "We just lost our head". Then they not only swept the Raptors, but they kept their foot on the gas to make sure they swept the Raptors, from whom the Cavs have won 10 consecutive playoff games, including four-game sweeps in each of the last two years. Whether it's his energy or hustle, Osman provides a spark off the bench that is hard to match.

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers oust Toronto Raptors, wait for Eastern finals foe