LeBron James guides Cleveland Cavaliers to Eastern Conference finals
May 09 2018 by Dustin Murphy
"Mental freshness, my body feels great, I was able to just keep going", Lowry said. After missing three-and-a-half games of Cleveland's seven-game, opening-round series with the Indiana Pacers, the return of Hill might have been the biggest revelation for the Cavs, who were in desperate need of a primary ball-handler to pair alongside James. He was ejected late in the third quarter after being hit with a Flagrant 2 foul on Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson. Those missed shots took Game 1 to overtime and the Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead, winning by just one point.
In yesterday's Game Four alone against Toronto, James played as if he was merely in cruise mode.
LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers will stay "humble" about the prospect of challenging for the National Basketball Association title after completing a clean sweep of the Toronto Raptors. And Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, despite being busy in leading his team in the postseason, is seemingly keeping a close eye on the rookies.
Still, at the end of the game, James was waving another double-double of 29 points and 11 assists to go with his eight rebounds.
Single game tickets for Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland for the Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals matchup go on sale on Tuesday morning.
The Eastern Conference Finals are scheduled to begin May 15 and 16, but could be moved up to May 13 or 14 depending on how long the series between the Celtics and 76ers last.
Houston have a chance to reach the Western Conference finals. And I think anybody who played against him can see that but at some point, that's gonna come down.
"The team just seemed to catch up to LeBron", Pluto said.
LeBron emotionally rips Toronto apart, year-after-year and DeRozan - whose season ended in the third quarter of game four after getting slapped with a technical two - expressed how disappointed he is. The team said they would be available at a later date. He averaged 34 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 11.3 assists against the Raptors, and overall in the postseason is averaging 34.3 points, 9.4 boards, and 9.0 assists.
James and the Cavaliers have beaten the Raptors in 10 straight playoff games after beating Toronto in three straight postseasons.
Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have carried this team through their star's injury-ridden season and it's safe to say that little to no people expected this from such inexperienced players.
Despite the record regular-season showing, Casey knew tougher times lay ahead.
Surprisingly, Matt hopes to draw the Cavaliers again next year - so they can get their own back after being eliminated by the OH team for three years running. Had Hood played in the final minutes, he could have changed Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue's perception about him. They will face either Boston or Philadelphia.
"We showed a lot of maturity today and came up with a win", said McConnell, adding that the team was unfazed by the statistical improbability of overturning a 0-3 series deficit.