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Raptors make statement with blowout win over Cavaliers

Raptors make statement with blowout win over Cavaliers

James appeared to hi-jack head coach Ty Lue's timeout to let off a little steam in the direction of what looked like every member of the Cavs roster.

Cleveland, which lost its previous two games by a combined 62 points, was outscored 84-61 over the final three quarters and wound up blowing the lead nearly exactly nine months after the Cavs rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat IN in the playoffs. Both losses were at least by 28 points.

Despite all of this DeMar DeRozan managed only 13 points but he led all players with eights assists. Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl, Norm Powell, Fred VanVleet and Lorenzo Brown (who played 35 minutes in the G League Showcase earlier in the day) were the engineers of a game-turning 18-2 run in the second quarter. Since the 4-time All-Star asked the team for a trade last July, he and James have traded passive-aggressive barbs on social media, while also extending the occasional virtual olive branch to one another.

Raptors make statement with blowout win over Cavaliers
Raptors make statement with blowout win over Cavaliers

The other narrative you'll hear a lot of coming out of this game is that the Raptors are a good regular season team, but not one that gets it done come the playoffs. He also clarified his lashing out on the bench as seen in the video. "It's not for everybody. It was a good win for us and we're looking forward to trying to come out again and try to do it again on Saturday".

Coach Lue, meanwhile, had a different perspective of their 7 loss in 10 games.

"We're in a funk", James told ESPN after the game.

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"Any time you get a national TV game - we don't get many up here [in Canada], obviously you wanna take advantage of that", said Van Vleet afterward, as Valanciunas cleverly re-purposed the "52" sign he held up over DeRozan's shoulder after his 52-point night and scribbled it out for a 22. "I don't (have an agenda)".

"I've been in this spotlight for half of my years".

"I don't know until you make that decision". I just want to win.

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And we can't mention Stephenson and James without throwing it back to Game 5 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals when Stephenson blew in James' ear. The 33-year-old put on a low post clinic in the opening minutes of the second quarter, connecting on four consecutive shots to give the hosts some much-needed offensive rhythm. They now hold the best home record in the league at 14-2.

Without Lowry and Ibaka, I can't see the Raptors having a chance of beating the Cavaliers.

Who We Like: While the injury to Lowry and the suspension to Ibaka doesn't help matters, I don't think it kills the Raptors. "So, I don't know". Things can - and likely will - change by the end of the season.almost one month ago, the Cavs were capping their best stretch of basketball, winning their 18th game in 19 tries.

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