LeBron again drags his realizing 43 points and 14 assists (record NBA): an absolute phenomenon against which the good start of the Raptors race is not enough It becomes difficult to find the right adjectives to describe this LeBron James that charges the Cavaliers on their shoulders and brings them closer to the Eastern Conference final with the second success of the Raptors parquet series. LeBron reports something like 43 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds (first player in the history of NBA playoffs to produce more than 40 points with 14 assists) giving sublime basketball shots, especially in the second half, to the audience of the "Air Canada Center" . The phenomenon of the Cavs punishes repeatedly the unfortunate Anunoby and Siakam with a series of film baskets, as if to prove that they can find the retina with shots from the quotient of increasing difficulty. Toronto plays a good first half but then collapses under the blows of an absolutely illegal LeBron in the recovery and shows again the character limits that seem to slow down the progress of the Canadian team.
After having complicated life in race-1, throwing away a success that seemed to be a step, Toronto cashes a bad defeat in the second match of the series that puts it with his back to the wall. The team that seemed ready to put an end to the hegemony of the LeBron Cavaliers to the East now risks the humiliating coat. The good news for coach Lue does not come only from the Martian James but also from a rediscovered Love (31 points and 11 rebounds) and from the production of Smith and Green.Get free VIP tennis predictions with high odds.
The hosts can not go wrong and start with the right spirit. In attack Toronto moves the ball well and finds excellent shots, Cleveland, however, responds with the baskets of Love and JR Smith. VanVleet's triples at the start of the second quarter allow the Raptors to lengthen. the Canadian team touches the +9 but in the final of the fraction LeBron and Love think to bring back the Cavs in the wake. Guests approach and go to sleep two lengths late. So missed a chance for Toronto that goes into the ball at the beginning of the third quarter. Cleveland and 'aggressive and channel the match on the tracks to her more congenial immediately placing a partial 18-5. It's a bad blow for the Raptors who struggle to react.
Lowry tries to bring the Canadian team back into the match but LeBron has other programs and begins to find the retina with a series of crazy conclusions in the fadeaway that mentally destroy the Raptors. With an absolutely unattainable LeBron James DeRozan and Lowry can do little to try to get back to the hair a very complicated match. To close definitively the accounts then thinks Smith who from the long distance gives to Cleveland the +23 to 4'23 '' from the siren. The curtain falls on race-2 and the Cavaliers now seem to be one step away from the Eastern Conference final. Toronto: DeRozan 24 (11/18, 0/5), Lowry 21, Valanciunas 16. Rebounds: Valanciunas 12. Assist: Lowry 8. Cleveland: James 43 (18/25, 1/3), Love 31, Smith 15. Rebounds: Love 11. Assist: James 14.