LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. LeBron scored exactly 35 points in three of the four games, amassing a series-high 39 points in Game 2. James, who was obviously having fun at the time, stopped on the sidelines to address a Raptors fan who was trying to give him a heckling treatment. It's going to be my ninth time in 14 years. They also became the first team in National Basketball Association history to start 8-0 in consecutive playoffs.
"They have good players, even without Kyle", Lue added.
DeRozan was asked during Sunday's postgame press conference if he agreed with his head coach Dwane Casey's contention about the way the series could have unfolded.
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain undefeated in their first eight National Basketball Association (NBA) play-off games this season. The Raptors took their first fourth-quarter lead of the series but couldn't avoid their fourth straight loss.
Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry said Monday he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract in order to pursue his goal of winning an NBA Finals championship. Bolstered by late-season deals for Ibaka and P.J.
"If we had LeBron on our team, too, we would have won,"said DeRozan, who averaged 20.8 points in the four-game sweep, almost seven points less than he averaged in the regular season".
Spoelstra and D'Antoni were named co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. A media panel voted separately for the NBA's Coach of the Year award, which will be announced June 26.
The Cavs are of course in the Eastern Conference finals for the third consecutive season. And once again I'm part of a team that's been able to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.