Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Norman Powell continued to prove he wasn't scared - of LeBron James or anyone else.

The Cavaliers were off to the races, blowing past Toronto with a 36-17 quarter for a 115-94 win Friday that left the Raptors reeling - facing elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal Sunday.

Game 4 is Sunday night in Houston. The Cavaliers went into the fourth quarter with a 2 point lead.

Cleveland leads the series 2-0. The Cavaliers led by 12 after the first in Games 1 and 2. "At the end of the day, we're all human, everybody see things and may get text messages, whatever comes with it, it's part of the game.

We've just got continue it and make sure that we have that consistent effort going into Game 3". Nothing could fall for us, especially in that fourth quarter, start of the fourth quarter.

Lowry allowed that his ankle was sore after the game Wednesday. "There was no back down".

Yes, DeMar DeRozan recovered from his five-point game in Game 2 to score 37, but Toronto was without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, who missed the game with a sprained right ankle. Cleveland went on a 17-1 run at the start of the fourth quarter to build their first double-digit lead of the game, and never looked back. Lowry sat on the bench for the whole game.

"That's an issue", said Casey.

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"He was limping badly", Casey said. Kyrie Irving also scored 16 points and Kyle Korver had 14 points while going 4-for-6 in 3-point attempts. Tristan Thompson is Cleveland's best post defender, but he is giving up three inches to Valanciunas.

"You've got to make sure that you understand what the moment is, what we need to do defensively and offensively and it's concerning only about the 15 people in the room". Delon Wright's basket less than a minute into the quarter was Toronto's only field goal for nearly six minutes. The Cavaliers outrebounded the Raptors 49-25.

"I could've kept going", DeRozan said. We're coming home, let's take care of home. You see them knocking down 3s left and right, getting to their spots, it's kind of deflating.

That's three losses by a total of 54 points.

The evenly matched third quarter then saw both teams hold a lead, with a pair of Korver 3-pointers in the final minute of the period helping give the Cavaliers that 79-77 advantage entering the last quarter. Even while falling short, the Jazz feel they learned a formula for solving the first quarter jinx in Game 3. He finished with 35 points, 7 assists, and 8 boards. A running layup by P.J. Tucker capped Toronto's 22-9 run and gave the Raptors a four-point lead. "And, for whatever reason, couldn't get started". When Lowry's out there, the Raptors are just a different team.

"Just understanding, you know, you do have an opportunity", DeRozan said. "I can only focus on the present, and that's what we did today. I don't really think about anything else besides how do I as a leader of this ball club put our guys in position to be successful". If there's any hope for the Toronto, however, it's that team were in the same position in last season's playoffs before securing two wins in Toronto to equalize the series. They opened the playoffs with a 7-0 record in 1949 and did it again in 1950.

The Toronto Raptors look to extend their season on Sunday when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers went on to win the series in six games.

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