LeBron James cares not for your culture reset, Toronto

LeBron James cares not for your culture reset, Toronto

LeBron James cares not for your culture reset, Toronto

Lebron James had his way once again with the Toronto Raptors.

LeBron James went wild in the second half helping the Cavs pull away from a two point halftime deficit.

The Raptors were embarrassed on Thursday, giving up 128 points to LeBron James and company in a game that was effectively over by the third quarter.

James bounced back from a disappointing display Tuesday to register 43 points, eight rebounds, and 14 assists in 40 minutes of action, notably shooting 19-for-28 as well. More than that, however, he's turned into a player that actually changes what the opposition has to do many times. James and his Cavs have now taken on the Raptors in three straight postseason, and have won eight straight games against Canada's lone National Basketball Association team and 10 of the last 12.

And while plenty pointed to the positive takeaways of a heartbreaking Game 1 - the Raptors missed shots they normally make! "We understand where we're at and we're going to fight".

Kevin Love contributed 31 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which outscored Toronto by 20 points in the second half.

"You've got to win four games to get out of a series and it starts with the next game, so I will be as sharp as I was tonight [in the rest of the series]".

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The Raptors lost both playoff games in Cleveland a year ago and all three in 2016 - none of the five were close. Nine times on the night, he just went in isolation and that worked well, too.

On Wednesday night, the Utah Jazz played the Houston Rockets but James' strict preparations for his own game meant he didn't watch the match.

In the playoffs, Rozier has been at his best particularly in the fourth quarter, in which he has 56 points on 18-of-27 (66.7 per cent) shooting overall, including 13-of-20 (65.0 per cent) from deep, to go with 13 assists, 12 rebounds and no turnovers in 64 minutes. "For me, if our ball club, no matter who we're going against, we just try to be as great as we can be, no matter if it's the Indiana Pacers or the Toronto Raptors or whatever team we've played in the last four years, we just try to go out and play as well as we can be".

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NBA.com's Steve Aschburner takes a look at James's shot selection, his ability to counter Dwane Casey's defensive schemes, and the demoralizing affect it had on the Raptors.

Although DeRozan and Lowry finished the game with 24 and 21 points, respectively, they simply could not keep up with the spectacular performance that James put together in front of the Air Canada Centre crowd. "We've got to play harder".

And whatever preparations James has made clearly worked as he stole the show in Toronto in Game 2. Cleveland was 16 of 22 from the field in the quarter.

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