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Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

Game 4 will tip off on Sunday at 3:30 ET in Toronto.

The Raptors, playing without injured point guard Kyle Lowry, led by three points after the first half. That group, which included Korver, went on a 26-7 run versus the Raptors from the start of the fourth quarter until James subbed out with 3:27 to play. James scored 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry says he's a gametime decision for tonight's playoff matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lowry suffered the injury in Game 2 in Cleveland when Cavs forward Tristan Thompson shoved Toronto's Norm Powell, who hit Lowry sideways as he fell.

Cleveland rolled over Toronto 116-105 in Game 1 and 125-103 in Game 2 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Toronto did lead for a good chunk of the game, building a 52-49 halftime lead and led for most of the third quarter behind DeRozan's spectacular scoring. The Warriors now have a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference.

The Cavaliers came out a bit lethargic as the Raptors' home crowd showed up in full effect.

That was nine points in 77 seconds. The lead continued to stretch, as the Cavs locked down the Raptors on defense and the lead continued to grow, slowly ballooning from a 2 point lead to a game-high 23 point lead as the quarter progressed and quickly put the game out of reach for the Raptors. The bearded big man attempting just 3 further shots, finishing with 23 points, and did not check into to the game until five minutes into the third quarter. The team fared surprisingly well, going 14-7 in his absence.

Korver opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer. James is shooting 62 percent in the series, and his teams are 19-8 all-time in Toronto.

He averaged 4.7 points per game in 16.1 minutes a night in the regular season. This idea of masking this kind of insulting play as just the flair that the Cavs are known for only emboldens the bully.

The Toronto Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of their National Basketball Association playoff series on May 5 at 7pm EST.

That won't be easy against the Cavaliers, the first team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons.

Cleveland Cavaliers, last year's NBA Champions now lead their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Raptors 3-0.

DeRozan was coming off a five-point performance in Game 2, the worst playoff output in his career, but he scored 37 to attempt to carry his team.

Game 4 is Sunday afternoon in Toronto. LeBron James was 15-of-16 to lead the way.

Trying to get to his seventh straight NBA Finals, the 32-year-old James now only trails Michael Jordan, who scored 5,987 points in just 179 postseason games.

Delon Wright also saw a bump in playing time off the bench, but he scored two points and had a plus-minus of minus-10 in 12 minutes.

It was clear from the start that the Spurs were going to defend with increased vigor despite the loss of Parker. "For us, we just have to maintain our focus, maintain our wits about us and we will be fine".

In the Western Conference Semi-Finals, San Antonio have taken the lead in their series against Houston Rockets for the first time.

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