Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Miles, Ibaka start for Raptors in Game 4 vs. Cavaliers

Miles, Ibaka start for Raptors in Game 4 vs. Cavaliers

TORONTO (AP) - To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.

The second way the Cavs flipped the script is simply through the number of double-figure scorers they had.

In the three games against Toronto, Kevin Love is averaging 19.7 points and 13.3 rebounds, with a combined 52 points and 27 boards on 18-for-35 shooting in the last two.

But the rules say it takes four games to sweep, so they played one more, to make it official.

Here is what they did not have. "They've built a very good team that can succeed in the postseason". "Beat them, or don't play them".

Korver and Love would smile hearing (Pacers' coach Nate) McMillan describe what they do as "random".

This was supposed to be the year when the Raptors took the franchise to a new height. However, when the Raps get blown out in the final game of a 4-0 sweep it can get existential.

This could mark the third straight season that the Cavs eliminate the Raptors. But this loss is much more impactful than the previous two.

There was no Kyrie Irving. In other words, fans seem done with this corps that has regular season success but none in the playoffs.

The team was led by one player who was logging in a lot of minutes. Especially with LeBron putting on unbelievable performances in his 15th season, the question always gets asked regarding whether LeBron James is the greatest player of all-time or not.

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The Celts lead, 3-1, and could forge another "you or me" showdown with the Cavs should they emerge triumphant in Game 5 of the series.

Three games into their Eastern Conference semifinal against Cleveland, the Toronto Raptors have yet to find the answer to the Cavaliers. But the Raptors could still not get a single win. Maybe that really is an issue.

LeBron James has continued to entertain us time and time again. Facing a LeBron led team is an uphill task and winning is even more hard.

Clarkson still ended up making the basket but for DeRozan it was the end of his match as officials gave the Raptors star his marching orders for the flagrant foul. Aside from that set pindown play, they react in the moment to how the defense approaches them - and which two defenders are involved. "Kind of true to our team in terms of underperforming when it mattered the most".

Toronto was supposed to trouble Cleveland, but it couldn't even come close to limiting LeBron. They shot nearly 60% for the game. Knocking down shots not only increased the score, it also boosted the Cavaliers' confidence. He was relatively quiet in Game 1. The Raptors let the Cavs win. By the end, the Raptors were defeated and deflated.

"I live for those moments, to be able to go out and come through for my team", James said. To observe the style, shooting and ball movement.

As for the biggest point in the scouting report?

Believe me, when LeBron broke my heart by beating the Pacers in Game 7, I wanted him to get smacked by Toronto.

A restricted free agent this summer, VanVleet said he'd be happy to remain a Raptor. But what can they do? "We've got to continue getting better but I like where we're at right now". Philadelphia and NY are also lurking around, but the decision for LeBron appears to be between Cleveland and Los Angeles, for now. LeBron's career is still going and could still end up surpassing Jordan if he hasn't already. Yet the team around him is not exactly reminiscent of the Showtime Lakers, or even the Cavaliers of a year ago. What will the Raptors to then?

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