Clevelands big three came through with flying colors in this game. LeBron notched his first 30+ point game of the entire 2016 playoffs and tacked on six assists and 11 rebound. Good enough for a double double. Kyrie was phenomenal on both sides of the ball with 30 points, playoff career high nine assists, one block and three steals.
Kevin Love showed that he can produce on the road in the playoffs. He had 20 points, four assists and 12 rebounds for another postseason double double. J.R. Smith made his usual ridiculous contested three point shots to add on 15 points.
Nothing but praise for the Toronto Raptors. This team battled in two seven game series against Indiana and Miami and left everything they had on the floor in every game. They were only one game behind the Cavs in the standings for a reason. The fans are unbelievable. Even late in the fourth quarter, when the game seemed to be out of hand, they stayed until the very end chanting “Let’s go Raptors!” and even after the loss, they chanted “we the north.” They did an amazing job against the Cavs and the rest of the teams they faced in the playoffs.
DeMar DeRozen (20 points, three assists and three rebounds) is a phenomenal player and was on the All Start team representing the east for a reason. An outstanding performance from Kyle Lowry (35 points, three assists and three rebounds) brought Toronto back from 21 points down in the third quarter to cut the Cavs lead to 8. Lowry had 18 points in that quarter alone.
The Cavaliers now wait patiently for the Western Conference to conclude as defending champs Golden State Warriors go into Oklahoma City Thunder where the Thunder have a chance to end the series at home being up 3-2 in the series.