Cleveland Takes The Second Game From Toronto
The party is not extinguished at Quicken Loans Arena. The second game of the Eastern Conference finals and second lopsided win in Cleveland to a totally inferior Raptors. If in the first game they won by 31 points in the second they won by 19 only.
An overall difference of 50 points that speaks very clearly of the tremendous superiority of Ohio, who are having two indisputable leaders: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James.
Special mention for LeBron, author this time of his 15th postseason triple-double: 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He stole 3 balls and threw only 13 times to the basket, proving that you can dominate a game without facing the hoop too many times.
Toronto resistance was reduced to almost two quarters. In the first one could see a general scuffle following a friction between Kyrie Irving and Bismack Biyombo and in the second there were equal until the locals achieved in the stretch a partial 16-2 that ended the game. The halftime came came with an enlightening 62-48.
In the third act, Cleveland consolidated their victory by closing the period with 17 ahead. And the final quarter only served to see how LeBron sealed his triple-double.
Along with James, Irving went to 26 points still above 50% in the shot and added 19. Kevin Love also reached double digit scoring J.R. Smith and Channing Frye, while Tristan Thompson contributed to rebound and defense.
The defense team lead by Tyronn Lue again in high performance. Also the local team did well in attack. And Cleveland showed a remarkable ball control-few losses-and the game.
On the other side, some Raptors lost in which only DeMar DeRozan (22 points) played his part and in which again Kyle Lowry (10 points on August 1 from triple) failed. Alternates Cory Joseph, James Johnson and Terrence Ross also reached ten. And Dwane Casey, And in the tryout carrousel, this time placed Luis Scola as a starter, the Argentine played only 14 minutes in which he scored 6 points, 1 triple, and 3 rebounds.