Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs
- Author: Julie Sanders May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 8:09
The result was a 115-94 victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors and a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals for the defending National Basketball Association (NBA) champions. But at this point, James' record of going 19-0 in playoff series with the Cavs and Miami Heat when his team has been up 2-0 seems a lock.
Korver hit two three-pointers in the last 47 seconds of the third, then the Cavs rattled off five straight points in the first 1:52 of the final quarter and took control of the game.
Spurs 103, Rockets 92: LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and seven rebounds as San Antonio took back home-court advantage with a road win in Game 3 for a 2-1 series lead.
Korver posted his 2017 playoff high with 14 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range.
The Cavaliers have a chance to complete a series sweep in Game 4 Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. "This year we understood what mindset we had to come in, especially in a rowdy arena like this". "I aggravated it a little bit more trying to out there and trying to do things, turn and jump and run". "I can only focus on the present, and that's what we did today". The Cavaliers collectively shot 56.5 percent from beyond the arc, and as they've done all series, punished the Raptors for giving up open looks.
"Starting Tristan (Thompson) in that fourth quarter and Bron (James) together. we (were) able to switch and we're comfortable with that", Lue said.
LBJ: After passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in playoffs games in Game Two, LeBron James now has his sights set on all-time leader Michael Jordan, who has 5,987 points.
"We couldn't get anything to fall for us and they turned it on offensively and ran away with it", said DeRozan.
DeRozan sat down to begin the fourth with his coach believing he needed "a blow".
"I'm probably doubtful, honestly", Lowry said.
"The production from our bench has to come in and give us a boost", Casey said.
"When we're getting stops, we're a unsafe team, " Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. The Raptors missed 11 of their first 12 field-goal attempts in the fourth.
The Raptors can't afford to lose their all-star guard for long as they are down 2-0 in the best-of-seven semifinal.
"For myself, I just focus on that game".
For the game, Cleveland made 13 of its 23 three-point attempts meaning not even DeRozan's big night made much of a difference.
"They did a good job of just staying home on our shooters and forcing me to finish and make plays", said Harden, who was 14 of 28 from the floor.
Cleveland got bench production - it was the LeBron plus the bench unit that helped Cleveland pull away at the start of the fourth.
"They're into him, they're bodying him", Casey said.