The Toronto Raptors will look to tie the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with another win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 Monday night.
So much for the hopes of going 16-0 to win the title, as LeBron James and the Cavs suffered their first loss of the post season Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre with a 99-84 loss to the Raptors in Game 3, which was also the first time a conference final game was played in Canada.
Bismack “Big Business” Biyombo put forth his greatest game as a Raptor setting a team playoff record with 26 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan was also on fire with 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 20 points and Pickering’s Cory Joseph had 14 points.
LeBron James managed to score 24 points and J.R. Reid had 22 for Cleveland. Meantime, Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue says he should’ve selected more plays for James with the Raptors more physical and aggressive.
Centre Jonas Valanciunas was on the floor for about 15 minutes before Game 3 practicing and was a game time decision that night. However, his status for Game 4 is reported to be doubtful.
The Cavs lead the Raps 2-1 in the NBA Eastern Conference Final and Game 4 tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Air Canada Centre.
It’s @BMO Raptors Game Day! Raps look to try
& even the series tonight in TO
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 23, 2016