Cleveland Cavaliers Sweep Toronto Raptors
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James both dominated in this series as Cleveland improved to 8-0 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. My Toronto Raptors were not the same team without Bismack Biyombo plus Kyle Lowry was playing injured. I'm not saying Toronto would have won, but with those two plus the talent we added maybe this series goes to 7 games.
James scored 35 points and had 9 rebounds along with 6 assists. James was 5/!2 on three point shots as well as a perfect 7/7 on free throws. James had 6 turnovers though.
Irving had a similar performance. Irving had 27 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds at point guard. He only had 1 turnover and played smarter than James. LeBron was the leading scorer and as long as he wins I don't think James cares about cutting back on turnovers.
It will be interesting to see if the Cavaliers get home court in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals. The 2 seed Cavaliers are 8-0 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but the top seed Boston Celtics currently lead the 4 seed Washington Wizards 2 games to 1 and we won't know who Cleveland plays until that gets sorted out.
Brian Bayless Posted on 5/7/2017.