The Cavaliers were not that interested in this game, but they won anyway. Cory, of all the people on our team, has won a championship.
But the big difference this year heading into Game 3 is that any comeback by the Raptors, assuming they have a comeback left in them, may just go off with the potential absence of Kyle Lowry from the proceedings.
Aldridge, who scored four points in the Rockets' blowout win in Game 1, had 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field.
Yet it still wasn't enough.
Next Up: Game Four will be Sunday at 3:30 pm in Toronto with the Cavs looking to sweep the Raptors.
The Raptors have lost three straight for the first time since the All-Star break.
"Those were huge", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said of Korver's timely three-pointers.
It was in the fourth that James finally started to look like the King James from the first two games, pouring in nine points in the first six minutes of the quarter as the Cavs started to pull away for good.
The Cavs are having few problems against the Raptors and went 3-0 up in the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a 115-94 win.
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They say that a playoff series doesn't truly start until a team loses a game at home, but whoever said that clearly didn't see the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Toronto Raptors. James had eight rebounds and seven assists.
"I was just basically in my zone, in my comfort zone and after I spun the ball and I jabbed him, I (saw) what I needed to see from the defender to be able to get that shot off", James said. James led Cleveland with 16 first-half points. DeRozan had shot just 9 of 27 from the field in Quicken Loans Arena. "Once he came back in I think (the heavy workload) told on him". He averages 32.7 points in games after sub-10 point performance, and was true to form, shooting 12 for 23 and making all 13 free throw attempts. The Cavs really came out strong in the fourth quarter with a revamped bench lineup, featuring Tristan Thompson instead of Channing Frye. "DeMar DeRozan, the same way". Smith's foul problems allowed DeRozan to drive the lane unmolested on several occasions through three quarters. After starting 1 of 7 from the floor in the quarter, Leonard converted a dunk with 3:37 left before adding a baseline turnaround jumper, a second-chance basket and two free throws to lift the Spurs to a 43-39 lead.
Valanciunas finished with 19, Powell 13 and Ibaka 12.
The first two games of the series went very much the same way.
"We got stops and Kyle (Korver) got hot", was how LeBron explained the fourth quarter. Between them, they are 3-for-17 in the series and have to start contributing on the offensive end.
Kevin Love delivered 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers, and Kyrie Irving also scored 16 while Kyle Korver had 14 points. On the other hand, the Raptors shot 50 percent in the first half in total, but what stands out is that they shot 22-35 (62.8 percent) from two point range.
Korver averaged 5.3 points a game in the first-round sweep of in and 4.5 points in the first two wins over Toronto.
The Cavaliers had a 49-25 advantage in rebounding. With the NBA's most famous global team ambassador in attendance, Toronto seemed to find new life early on.