Eastern Conference finals: Raptors strike back against off-key Cavaliers

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their very first loss this postseason.

Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Cory Joseph included 14, and Patrick Patterson and DeMarre Carroll each had 10 for the Raptors. They rebounded in Game 3 after losing the very first 2 video games in Cleveland by a combined 50 points.

In Toronto, where We The North is a rallying cry, a sell-out crowd worn white and red T-shirts assisted their group enhance to 7-2 in the house in this years playoffs. Video game 4 is Monday night at Air Canada Centre.

LeBron James scored 24 points, and JR Smith had 22 for the Cavaliers. They won their very first 10 championship game and were attempting to match the Los Angeles Lakers record of 11 straight success to start a postseason. The Lakers did it in 1989 and once again in 2001.

Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, and Channing Frye had 11 for Cleveland. The Cavaliers were held listed below 100 points for the very first time in the playoffs this year. It was a rough night for Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who scored 3 points and made simply among 9 basket efforts.

James had 5 helps, passing Jason Kidd and into 3rd put on the NBAs profession playoff list.

With his group ahead by 8, Biyombo scored 6 straight points in the last quarter to put the Raptors up 91-77 at 3:38.

DeRozan scored 12 points in the very first however saw a buzzer-beating 3 waved off after video evaluation. Lowry scored 8 points in spite of getting his 2nd 4 at 5:40 as Toronto led 30-24 after one. It was the very first time in 9 quarters this series that the Raptors had actually outscored the Cavaliers.

Carroll, Joseph and Patterson each made 3-pointers throughout a 16-2 Toronto run midway through the 2nd as the Raptors conquered Lowrys 3rd nasty to take a 54-37 lead.

James decreased clutching his face after being unintentionally elbowed by Thompson throughout a scuffle at center court late in the 2nd. Thompson and Joseph were offered technicals on the play. James recuperated making a 3 in the last seconds, however Cleveland tracked 60-47 at halftime.

DeRozan scored 10 in the 3rd and Joseph struck a buzzer-beating 3 to offer the Raptors an 80-70 lead visiting the 4th.

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