Cleveland Cavaliers Obliterate Toronto Raptors
The Cleveland Cavaliers brought their 'A-game' to Cleveland on Wednesday night, while the Toronto Raptors left their game north of the border. The Cavs routed the Raptors 116-78 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a commanding 3-2 lead in the series.
James, Love, and Irving combined for 71 points; each played 32 minutes or less. Love led the way for the Cavs with a game-high 25 points.
"Kevin Love being Kevin Love," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "He had two bad shooting games, and we made a big deal out of it. Nothing he does amazes me. We gotta keep him aggressive all the time."
The 38 point win was the fifth largest in NBA playoff history in a conference finals game.
"They kicked our butts, bottom line," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "That's been all three ballgames."
The series now heads back to Toronto for Game 6 with the Raptors needing to have a great game in order to stay alive and get the series to a decisive 7th game.