Cavaliers sweep Raptors to advance to Eastern Finals

Rosalie Stanley
May 18, 2017

James has bigger concerns about the postseason than the Raptors, who all but rolled over for Cleveland to achieve a second consecutive series sweep.

During the four-game series, the 32-year-old James averaged 36.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

"It's not satisfying, but it is rewarding when you can advance", said James, who will play in his ninth conference finals in 14 seasons.

It seems like forever ago that the biggest question in the National Basketball Association was whether the Cleveland Cavaliers could flip a switch come playoff time and become the team that could once again challenge Golden State for the crown. James scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Cavs were 16-for-41 from three-point range. There have been questions about the future of Dwane Casey, but both Lowry and DeRozan had kind words for the six-year Raptors coach. "It's gong to take a Herculean effort to beat them".

The Cleveland Cavaliers remain undefeated in their first eight National Basketball Association (NBA) play-off games this season. That series won't end until Friday night at the earliest, and could run until next Monday night, meaning the Cavaliers will have plenty of time to rest.

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Serge Ibaka scored 23 points, and DeMar DeRozan had 22 for Toronto. Four. That'll be my fourth time.

"If we had LeBron on our team, too, we would have won,"said DeRozan, who averaged 20.8 points in the four-game sweep, almost seven points less than he averaged in the regular season".

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