James scores 39 points as Cavs rout Rap­tors

Cape Breton Post - - Sports - BY LORI EWING

There was no Game 2 come­back for the Toronto Rap­tors.

A rat­tled De­Mar DeRozan, an­other siz­zling three-point shoot­ing night from Cleve­land, and the Rap­tors dropped a 125-103 de­ci­sion to the reign­ing

NBA cham­pion Cava­liers. They’ll head back to Toronto down 2-0 in the best-of-seven Eastern Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nal se­ries.

Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas had 23 points to top Toronto, while Cory Joseph had 22 and Kyle Lowry shook off a sprained left an­kle in the third quar­ter to fin­ish with 20. Serge Ibaka added 16 points. DeRozan fin­ished with just five points, and didn’t make a field goal un­til early in the fourth quar­ter.

LeBron James had 39 points, pass­ing Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar for sec­ond all-time in post­sea­son scor­ing, and now trails only Michael Jor­dan. Kyrie Irv­ing added 22 for the Cavs, who made 18 of their 33 three-point at­tempts to Toronto’s five.

Rap­tors coach Dwane Casey had pre­dicted more fight from his play­ers in Game 2.


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