The Cavaliers have completed a convincing 4:2 on Toronto and has won the Eastern Conference finals for the second year in a raw. They will be waiting for the victorious team between Oklahoma City and Golden State in the grand finals. LeBron finished with 33 points and is headed to a Sixth straight trip to the NBA finals.
Cleveland Cavaliers won tonight (Friday night) in the Eastern championship and is going to the grand NBA finals after defeating Toronto 113:87 on the road and completing a compelling 4:2 in the series.
Cavaliers will be waiting for the winner in the Western Conference between Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors (Thunder lead 3:2 and can close the deal tomorrow night).
It was the first victory of Canadian Tristan Thompson on Canadian soil this season, but it was the most important one.
On this game, which was very important for both teams, only one team played from the very first minute as it faces elimination, and the second was a bit less, even though she was the one being threatened to be eliminated. LeBron James recorded a huge achievement when he completed a sixth consecutive NBA Finals.
Cleveland trio provided an impressive offensive display, and for the sixth time this playoffs, each of the three scored at least 20 points, a thing that happened only twice during the entire season. The Cavs lead has already grown to 20 points in the third quarter, but just then a 12:3 run of Toronto reduced the gap.
The run continued into the fourth quarter when Kyle Lowry went hot and reminded us the player who looked during the regular season as the best point guard in the East.
This late run has revived the game once again, but stopped just when Dwane Casey was left on the court with James Johnson and Bismack Biyombo, who slowed down the offense, while LeBron whom until then almost didn’t leave the court, began raising up the gear and Cleveland opened a gap again and closed the deal.
James himself finished as the leading scorer of the Eastern champions with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, along with 3 blocks. Kyrie Irving closed a great night with 30 points and 9 assists, and Kevin Love added 20 points and 12 rebounds.
On the Raptors side Kyle Lowry heated too little and too late, and finished with 35 points. Demar DeRozan added 20 points, but it was not enough for the Raptors who will be forced to watch the NBA Finals at home. Cleveland can now rest a little and watch calmly the Western Finals series between Oklahoma City and Golden State.
The first game of the grand finals will only take place about a week from now on Thursday night June 2nd.