The Cavaliers waltzed into the Eastern Conference finals Sunday, completing a second-round sweep of the Raptors with a 109-102 win at Toronto.
Cleveland has not lost a game in the first two rounds of the two Cheap Red Wings Jerseys most recent postseasons, becoming the first team in NBA history to start 8-0 in back-to-back playoffs.
The Cavs’ Game 4 win also marks an NBA-record 11th time LeBron James’ team has swept its opponent out of the playoffs. James set the record with Cleveland’s first-round sweep of Indiana last month, the 10th playoff sweep of his career.
While coming back from a 3-0 series deficit was an unrealistic expectation even for the most diehard Toronto fan, the Raptors tantalized the home crowd early, building an 11-point lead with 2:38 left in the first quarter.
But, as we learn over and over again, rarely is a lead safe in Cheap Retro Jerseys the NBA, particularly against a team of Cleveland’s caliber. By the end of the quarter, the game was tied, 28-28.
The Cavs took control after the break, leading by as many as 14 in the second quarter, holding a 61-49 advantage at halftime, and opening their lead to 19 in the third.
“So those guys, everybody else was in there playing. It wouldn’t be fair for them and to this team for me to keep going and not give guys who’ve been playing well and things like that to just keep going and allowing myself to keep making mistakes. So I think it’s from a maturity standpoint. Other people might look at it differently.”