James racked up 43 points, 27 of them in the second half, 14 assists and eight rebounds, while receiving more than able assistance from Kevin Love, who went for 31 points and 11 assists.
DeRozan had 24 points, while Kyle Lowry finished with 21 for the Raptors, who lost two consecutive games at home for the first time this season. The star was casually clipping his nails. No Cavaliers player other than James had scored 20 points this post-season; they did what they did before Love came to town. The Cavs' 128-110 win over the Raptors extended their series lead to 2-0 after two road games.
The only problem? Tip off is at 6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. PST) and plenty of fans will be stuck at work.
"Serge hasn't been himself", Casey acknowledged.
Unfortunately for the Raptors, James insisted the Cavs aren't satisfied with their 2-0 lead. I know it's amusing to say, but I've had a lot of great looks and really uncharacteristic misses for me. Battling a thumb injury throughout most of these playoffs, Love has not looked like his usual all-star self. Not an ideal place to be in, and there's a chance that the toughest test Cleveland will face on their way to the Finals was their opening round series against Indiana. "A leader should say that': Paul Pierce loved John Wall's comments about Wizards teammates Impressive as it was, the Pacers' Victor Oladipo isn't satisfied with his breakout season For once, LeBron James's supporting cast makes all the difference for Cavaliers John Wall wants the Wizards to overhaul their roster. And if we get five guys scoring in double figures, things are going to look better". The Raptors would pull within 13 points on a basket by Valanciunas midway through the period, but had zero answers for James who was scoring seemingly at will.
After two games in Toronto, Cavs return to home court advantage for Game 3 on Sunday (1.30am United Kingdom time). "I go out there every night and fight and try to help this team win".
"I've always tried to do the best I can in, I guess, the area of willingness to sacrifice for this team and sometimes we're going to have a little bit of pushback and I think that's in some cases healthy", Love said.
If the box score didn't already prove it, No. 23 was unstoppable in Game 2. That's what point we're at now. LeBron James was a one man show in game two, and when he is on his game this team is very hard to beat. The wine and gold had their best game of the postseason offensively in Game 2 even though Korver only had five points, while hitting 2-of-3 shots from the field in 28 minutes. Cleveland was running Love off picks and attacking the rim on offense - the Cavaliers were 9-of-11 at the rim in the first quarter and didn't have a bucket outside the paint.
Both teams head into this game with contrasting reasons to win Game 2.