The Cleveland Cavaliers are out to prove that they still belong in the NBA Championship series this year. On Wednesday, the number three ranked Cavs played the number one ranked Toronto Raptors in an eastern conference battle that took place in the Quickens Loans Arena.
Going into the second half, the Raptors led the Cavs by 15 points. The Canadian team tied a franchise record by scoring 79 points in the first half. Kyle Lowry ended the game with 24 points, and DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points of his own. After the halftime break through, LeBron and company returned with a fire that led them to win the game. The Cavs outscored the Raptors 34-20 in the third quarter and entered the 4th quarter behind by one point.
LeBron willed his team to the victory with 35 points on 11-of-19 shooting, 17 assists, 7 rebounds and no turnovers. Kevin Love added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and George Hill chipped in 22 points as well. The Cavs shot 60.3 percent during the game, and each of the teams five starters ended the match with double-digit scores.
Since 2014, and including Wednesday's match, the Raptors are 2-9 against the Cavs when facing them at their home arena.