LeBron James continues Playoff domination as Cavs win again

"DeRozan was incredible - he gave everything he had", said James.

Here's how to watch Game 3 between the Cavs and Raptors.

Playing without its All-Star point guard, Toronto gave the Cavaliers all they could handle for the first three quarters.

Lowry attempted to play Friday, but after warm-ups he determined he could not. DeMar DeRozan bounced back in a big way. He attempted to warm up before Game 3 on Friday before the determination was made that he could not play.

The Raps trailed 28-24 by the end of the quarter, and Delon Wright - not Lowry - was the point guard subbed in for Joseph.

The result was was Cleveland pulling away for a 115-94 victory.

He did not practice Thursday as he had his ankle evaluated further and was listed by coach Dwane Casey as questionable.

"Well defensively we got stops". So, as LeBron surveyed the scene, dancing his team around the ring, the Raps threw flurry after flurry trying to knock out the Cavaliers. We knew they were going to give us everything they had no matter who was in the lineup and we just had to weather the storm.

Credit should go to DeRozan though.

- In 2007 at the appropriately named Palace, King James scored 48, including 25 straight and 29 of Cleveland's last 30 in Game 5 to beat Detroit in the Eastern Conference finals. Unfortunately, Casey opted to rest him to begin the fourth.

"That's an issue", said Casey.

Had they got even an average night from behind the line the Raptors might be a game away from tying this series up. "I could have kept going, I didn't feel like I needed a blow", said DeRozan. "That stretch, right at the beginning of the fourth quarter, is what got us".

The Raptors, who lost the first two games in the best-of-seven series at Cleveland, need a healthy Lowry. The champ is the champ for a reason.

Here's what we learned from this one. This is that lack of respect we've been hearing so much about as of late. Toronto's frenzy was for naught.

"The word 'dominant, ' that play [where James spun the ball], coming off and having a beer on the sideline, all those things should get you upset to make it a physical contest".

With Toronto struggling, James hit four free throws on either side of a 3-pointer to put the Cavs up 97-80 with 6:20 left.

Aldridge had managed just 19 points combined in the first two games, but stepped up in game three.

Blocked Shots: 4 (Ibaka 2, Joseph, Patterson).

"We can't allow that type of freedom, that type of comfort with him or any other player, to be able to spin the ball like that", Raptors guard Norm Powell said Friday morning after shootaround.

And of course, there was still LeBron.

- With Miami in 2012, he saved the Heat from elimination - and silenced some of his most boisterous critics - by scoring 45 points with 15 rebounds in a Game 6 win at Boston, where his first stint with the Cavs ended with him yanking off his jersey following a season-ending loss.

Starting hitting threes. Toronto has been terrible from downtown.

Drake had a front-row seat to Toronto's Game 3 loss to the Cavs. He looked himself for the first time in the series - getting opportunities, drawing fouls and vaulting over his defenders to hit jumpers in a 13-point quarter.

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