How to watch Cavs-Raptors Game 3

Cheryl Sanders
May 6, 2017

Toronto has sunk 8.3 treys (third-from-the-bottom) a night at 35.1% accuracy so far.

Joseph had a solid 22 points in the game on 9-of-14 shooting.

Hampered by an ankle injury, Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry started on the bench for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

That's a lot of extra points.

Lowry suffered the injury in Game 2 in Cleveland when Cavs forward Tristan Thompson shoved Toronto's Norm Powell, who hit Lowry sideways as he fell. If Toronto are going to turn this domination into a more competitive battle, they'll need better performances from just about everyone. A 46.4 percent shooting percentage belies the inconsistency of his shots, and the Raptors might be better served if he continues the ball movement with hopes of a better, more open shot.

You might have guessed that the last team to win their first six postseason contests in consecutive seasons was the Lakers, and you'd be right - the Minneapolis Lakers won their first seven in 1949 and again in 1950. "Making sure we take away something".


And two more numbers: 115-94, Cleveland. The feisty point guard sprained his left ankle on Wednesday, joined his teammates for warmup, but was limping noticeably.

"The thing that sucks the most is the idle time (between games)", DeRozan said.

James, meanwhile, authored another casual destruction of the Raptors. Toronto got crushed twice in OH and everything felt dire in the North.

In Toronto's two wins in last year's Eastern Conference Finals, DeMar DeRozan averaged 32.0 points on 55 percent shooting. He still trails Michael Jordan in both categories, although he has a good chance of passing him in the latter this year.

"I told them that (when he went into the locker room)".

Cleveland hasn't really taken them seriously yet, but it hasn't mattered, because they have played so well. Look for Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams to play bigger roles in Game 3 to propel the Rockets to a 2-1 series lead. However, as we saw previous year, he has struggled to remain consistent in the postseason and the Raptors have suffered. Their coach Dwane Casey shifted Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll to the bench and started Patrick Patterson and Norman Powell, looking for a spark that did not come.


"It's still pretty sore, but I'll see how I feel tonight", Lowry said after Friday's shootaround, which he skipped. Last night, James put up the aforementioned 39 points-on 10-14 from the floor, 4-6 from three. "We've got to go out and physically and mentally do it". The total points were not adjusted after the second game massive jump, but it still doesn't give us enough of a value to go with it.

That was nine points in 77 seconds.

After a fairly dominate Game 2 win, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors are taking their series north of the border. He has only done it four other times in his career ... They do some different things especially with him at the three, four, handling the basketball that's different.

But the Raptors went ice cold in the fourth.

The Lowry uncertainty just seems to be piling on at this point when it comes to the issues facing the Raptors' as they attempt to come back from a 2-0 deficit against the defending world champs.


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