LeBron James had 35 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 109-102 win in Game 4 and swept the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference playoffs. James set the record with Cleveland's first-round sweep of IN last month, the 10th playoff sweep of his career. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Boston. He is averaging 34.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.3 assists on 56.6% shooting this postseason.
What time does the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 4 Start? The Raptors took their first fourth-quarter lead of the series but couldn't avoid their fourth straight loss. He poured in 18 points on 4 of 6 shooting from beyond the arc.
Houston still had a 10-point lead late in the quarter before closing out the third with an 8-3 run that pushed it to 91-76 entering the fourth. He scored 41 points in Game 5 of that series on 70 percent shooting (17-for-24), and he scored 26 in Game 7, including the go-ahead three-pointer with under a minute to go.
Serge Ibaka scored 23 points to lead the way for Toronto, which had 0 fast break points and trailed by as many as 16 points.
This year's playoffs have been interesting in that it features some of the usual cast of characters - LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, etc. - but they have also showcased some young, rising stars like Kawhi Leonard, Isaiah Thomas, and Gordon Hayward. And then they bring in (Channing) Frye and (Kyle) Korver.
On Sunday, after the Celtics broke a 48-48 halftime with the first five points of the second half, they went scoreless for a stretch of 6:28 while committing eight turnovers. First of all, four games is not exactly a surefire sample size for predicting the future.
John Stockton and Karl Malone are Hall-of-Famers, the Utah Jazz duo, quite likely the best point-guard/ power-forward tandem in National Basketball Association history, were not champions because the prime of their careers was spent across from Michael Jordan.
Tucker opened the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to two points.
Irving's layup with four minutes remaining had Cleveland ahead by eight points.
The Cavaliers maintained their lead over the Raptors after three quarters of play in Game 4, but it was far from easy, as the home team came out strong to start the third quarter. As the Raptors expended all their energy on mounting their comeback, it felt like an inevitability that Cleveland's best players would eventually assert themselves. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver, right, and forward LeBron James, left, combine to stop Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during first half NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May. The Raptors were expected to at least give the Cavs a run for their money, but instead all four games were blowouts. "That's on upper management. we gotta work on our game, become better, and leave it up to the front office to figure out everything else".
However, the Cavaliers responded with a three pointer from James and a two-point shot from center Tristan Thompson.