LeBron James Makes NBA History in Game 4 Victory Sunday

Doug Mendoza
May 20, 2017

It was as though every time Toronto slowed down one part of the Cavs' offence, two other people stepped in to score.

Also, the Cavaliers became the first team in National Basketball Association history to record back-to-back four-game sweeps over the first two rounds of the playoffs in consecutive seasons.

The Cleveland Cavaliers notched a second straight whitewash as they booked their place in the Eastern Conference final of the National Basketball Association play-offs.

Cleveland torched the Raptors from beyond the arc, Toronto's plight more problematic when Kyle Lowry hurt his ankle in Game 2.

Fuelled by a raucous white-clad Air Canada Centre crowd that included Drake, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore and Eriq Zavaleta, Ibaka scored and drew a foul in front of the Cavs bench.

Can a successful playoff offense be built around DeMar DeRozan? "He's battle-tested and he came up big".

Irving put Cleveland back on top with a 3-pointer and with 5:34 to play made two free throws to give Cleveland a four-point lead. The Raptors took their first fourth-quarter lead of the series but couldn't avoid their fourth straight loss. The Cavaliers have won 11 straight postseason games dating back to Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals at the Golden State Warriors. "We just didn't come out with the win".

WASHINGTON - Bradley Beal scored 29 points and the Washington Wizards used a 26-0 third-quarter run to beat the Boston Celtics to tie the series at two games apiece.

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LeBron James, Cavaliers too much for Celtics in Boston
He continued his dynamic playoff run with 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a wire-to-wire victory. Celtics leader Isaiah Thomas had issues getting free, but when he did get clean looks he often didn't convert.

Cleveland Cavaliers 117-104 Boston Celtics
He was just 7 of 19 from the floor, 2 of 7 from 3-point range. "We did a lot to push it to seven games against that team". Not only were the C's just 12-for-38 (31.6%) from three-point range, they also finished 3-of-13 on uncontested threes.

His current streak of NBA Finals appearances is already a total unmatched since the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1960s. However, if the Wizards win, the Cavs will own home court.

"Any time you go against someone who wants to compete, you respect that", James said". We had to get grittier.

TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. Unlike the previous three matches, the Raptors were in touch entering the final quarter, and even led by two points in the third quarter. It is a measure of LeBron James' greatness that he scored 35 points despite wearing six-foot-six 245-pound P.J. Tucker for most of the game. They've got the floor spread so much.

John Wall tallied 27 points and 12 assists as the Wizards defeated the Celtics 121-102 yesterday to level their series at 2-2. Korver, who did not play in the first quarter, was 6-for-8 in the second quarter, including 4-for-6 in 3-point attempts.

The Cavaliers opened a 14-point lead on Korver's 3-pointer late in the first half. And then they bring in (Channing) Frye and (Kyle) Korver. Irving had nine assists. The Cavs had 10 turnovers. "He's just raised his game".

Golden State is looking to close out the Jazz Monday night, but this Cleveland team seems to be a bit more focused than previous year and they have more shooters on the bench which makes them a threat.

The future is bring, and for the Cavaliers, it will mean sweeping one more team so that the can rest before the alluring Finals trilogy.

Next Up: The Cavs will wait for the victor of the Celtics and Wizards series.

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