Toronto Raptors: Three Takeaways From Game 2 Vs. Cavaliers

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He basically did whatever he wanted offensively, while being super efficient as well. Love responded with his best game of the post-season, scoring 31 points and adding 11 rebounds. As Cleveland's second option offensively, they needed him to step up. Perhaps his start to Game 2 will serve as the beginning of it finally happening.

LeBron James went wild in the second half helping the Cavs pull away from a two point halftime deficit. If the duo continue to not only score but be efficient as well, the wine and gold will be hard to stop, no matter who their opponent is. Kyle Lowry chipped in 21 points for the Raptors to go along with eight assists. The Raptors shot 54.3 percent. "When you turn the ball over three times, now you can get back and get your defense set". "Now we have to get our minds right for Game 3".

James, who told reporters he was "burnt" after Game 7 of the grueling IN series, shot 12-for-30 from the floor Tuesday night and 1-for-8 from 3-point range. They allowed an average of 103.9 points in regular season play, placing them seventh overall. With how efficient they were offensively along with turning the ball over just three times, the Cavs were all but unstoppable offensively.

Four minutes into the third quarter of Toronto's 128-110 loss to the Cavaliers, Raptors all-star DeMar DeRozan drove to the hoop only to have his shot blocked by Cleveland's reluctant centre, Kevin Love. "Yeah, we had a hangover from the other night, but again, this is the National Basketball Association semiinals, and we can't come out in the third quarter and give up an 18-5 run, no matter what happens, no matter what they're doing offensively, we've gotta keep fighting, keep our heads up, stay together". "Because of the injury I had in Game 7 [of the first round against the Indiana Pacers] I didn't have the opportunity to get on the court this morning and [Monday] as well, so, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is to try to get a win". LeBron (James) is not going to shoot 12 for 30. When he beat Poeltl off the dribble, as expected, James fired to an open Rodney Hood in the corner.

Green had made seven 3-pointers in eight games this postseason. "He knew what was at stake, he knew us getting another win here was going to be huge for us".

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The Raptors have lost all six times it went down 2-0 in a series.

After a 3-for-13 performance in Game 1 of the Cleveland-Toronto series, the Cavaliers are force-feeding Kevin Love early in Game 2.

After dropping Tuesday's game in heartbreaking fashion, Game 2 for the Raptors arguably the biggest game in the franchise's history.

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said that Love's pace helped spread the floor. Miles matchup that would have been Ibaka had he actually come to play.