Monster Performance from LeBron James Leads Cavs to Game 2 Win
It’s LeBron James’ world and we are all just living in it.
The Toronto Raptors have been a resilient group all season long, showing the ability to bounce back time and time again. They have not lost two games back-to-back on their home court, but then again, they never faced a guy like LeBron James in consecutive home games since the Cleveland Cavaliers sweeped the Raptors in the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
While Game 1 was a case of blown opportunities and ultimately choking away a game that was presented to them on a silver platter by a Cavs team beaten up from a tough first round battle against the Indiana Pacers, Game 2 was a blow out. Game 2 was a show and we were all witness to what the greatest basketball player in NBA history can do. As the third quarter started LeBron and the Cavs came out ready to go and than King James put the game away in the cruelest of ways – toying with the number one-seeded team in the Eastern Conference.
James finished the night with 43-points, 14-assists, and eight rebounds en route to leading his squad to a 128-110 Game 2 victory.
The series now shifts to Quicken Loans Arena – LeBron’s house.
“The only thing you have is pride,” Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey said following the beat down. “All we have is pride, and we have show we are a better team than we showed tonight.”
As the Toronto Raptors attempt to change, the playoffs simply seem to stay the same. Now, it will be up to the Raptors to find a way to claw back and take it one game at a time. Doubling LeBron is not the answer because he simply dishes it out to one of his open shooters, while taking him one-on-one is a nightmare waiting to happen.
Coming out of the gates, the Raptors played the way they should’ve – aggressively, constantly in attack mode. As the turnovers started coming into the equation, the Cavaliers began to inch closer and than James closed out the deal.
With Game 3 coming up on Saturday night, only time will tell how the Raptors can battle back from this seemingly insurmountable hole.