The Cleveland Cavaliers are undefeated in these playoffs. It was an offensive showed as the Cavs shot 54-percent (18-33 from three) alongside sharing the ball with 28 assist. LeBron James once again showed us his greatness. James had 39 points can on only attempting 14 shots (10-of-14; 4-6 from three). James also lived at the free-throw line going 15-21. Arguably the best player of all-time is making these series seem to easy. James officially passes Kareem Abul-Jabbar in all-time postseason scoring. He currently trails Michael Jordan by only 10 points, in which he should accomplish in this postseason.
Kyrie Irving continues to show us his improved passing abilities Irving dished out 11 assist to go along with 22 points. The Cavs got some key contribution from a couple of bench players. Iman Shumpert provided a huge boost of the bench in 27 minutes Shumpert finished with 14 and six rebounds. Shumpart also provided some solid defense on DeMar DeRozan as well. Another key contributor off the bench was Channing Frye. Frye shot the ball from three very well going 5-of-7 from downtown. Frye finished with 18 points and five rebounds.
Hey DeMar DeRozan where are you? The inconsistency continues to haunt the Raptors backcourt. DeRozan finished the game with just five points shooting 2-of-11 from the field . DeRozan only shot three free-throws he usually averages six a game. I
Head Coach Dwayne Casey made some adjustments. Casey went small inserting Patrick Patterson and Norman Powell. By inserting Patterson and Powell allowed the Raptors to matchup better with the Cavs. The loss in Caseys move forces Toronto to miss out on Jonas Valanciunas on the offensive end. Valanciunas responded well coming off the bench going 10-13 from the field finished the game with 23 points.
The Raptors have to do a better job of defending the three. Perhaps, the Cavs may not always shoot this well from the three-point line all series but with James playing like the best player in the world there is little hope for the efficiency of the Cavaliers slowing down.
Baseline Times Staff Writer