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Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals tickets go on sale Tuesday

Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals tickets go on sale Tuesday

Toronto is coming off a 105-103 road loss to Cleveland in Game 3 on Saturday, and takes a daunting 3-0 series deficit into Monday night's Raptors versus Cavaliers betting matchup at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland, which finished nine games back of the Raptors in the Eastern Conference, won the first two games in Toronto 113-112 in overtime and 128-110.

But their fragility was underscored by a rampant Cleveland on Monday, with James leading a blowout win that ensures they will be well rested for the Eastern Conference finals, where they will play either Boston or Philadelphia.

After hitting game-winning shots in Game 5 against in and Game 3 against Toronto, James has five career postseason buzzer-beaters.

James feels there is more to come from the Cavaliers after they brushed the top-seeded Raptors aside.

"The cause of lack of sleep at night when you can replay the game and see so many turning points".

In the Cavs' seven-game series win over the Indiana Pacers in the first round, James averaged 34.4 points per game, and Cleveland's next-highest scorer was Kevin Love at 11.4 points per game. In Game 4, the Cavs' starters outscored the Raptors', 95-45.

Only one team has advanced to the conference finals in these National Basketball Association playoffs, and it's the same squad that looked vulnerable during a chaotic regular season, beatable in the postseason and was one loss from a possible franchise collapse. But the four-time All-Star out of the University of Southern California was so ineffective in Game 3 that Coach Dwayne Casey sat him on the bench for the entire fourth quarter of the closely-fought contest. They had the big trade and all that. "I was disgusting in Game 1 and they picked it up for me".

"Boston will probably play them in the slow physical style in did", Pluto said.

James, however, said he never felt the need to address the criticism with his team. "Things just don't seem to go right for us", DeRozan said, adding that the James-inspired Cavs were anything but a one-man band.

"We had a heck of a season", said Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

"As everyone was burying my teammates alive throughout that first-round series, I just continued to tell them, 'Listen, we can't win without each and everyone doing their job of being as great as they can be", James said. Lue believes the Pacers prepared Cleveland to contend with Toronto.

With their effectiveness, the starters help lead the Cavs to shoot nearly 60 percent from the floor and 46 percent from three-point range Monday night. Won their 15th straight second-round game dating to the 2015 playoffs.

During the regular season, the Cavaliers topped the Celtics two-out-of-three times and split the four-game season series with the 76ers.

James is first all-time in playoff points, third in assists and seventh in total rebounds.


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