Lowry misses practice with bad ankle, more tests scheduled

The Cavs won game two 125-103 in their tussle with the Raptors, who lost a fifth successive post-season against their opponents.

"I don't know, I'm just, I'm feeling pretty good", James said. Jonas Valanciunas had by far the best night, and the dude had maybe the worst individual defensive game from a player this season.

The Cavs own a commanding 2-0 lead in this series with Game Three in Toronto today.

Game 3 is set for May 5 at Air Canada Arena in Toronto.

Washington had double the amount of points the Celtics scored in the paint, and handily won the rebounding battle as Boston shot just 35 percent from the field.

DeRozan's night was perfectly summed up when he, a career 82% free throw shooter, missed a pair of free throws to end the first half. On defense, they're trapping DeRozan and Kyle Lowry on almost every ball screen, and daring Toronto's role guys to make plays.

"LeBron is our leader and we expect him to play well, especially at home and to get us off to a great start in the series", Jones said. Over those two games, he is averaging 37 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and 1.5 blocks while shooting 62 percent from the field and 54 percent from 3-point land. The Raptors guard scored just five points on 2-for-11 shooting. Lowry returned to the game briefly before exiting for good when the score got well out of hand.

After dragging himself to the baseline, Lowry got up and hobbled to the locker room when play stopped. He said he would get treatment and be ready for Friday's game, but it admitted he was sore. I believe in our players. James (5,777 points) now only trails Michael Jordan (5,987), the player to whom he has been compared since he was a teenager, for the most points in postseason history. "It's frustrating", DeRozan said.

"When you hear a name like Kareem who has done so many great things, winning championships in the 1980s and how many points he put up".

Then when you wake up this morning, you read the takes (including one here and over here), you come to terms with this team's reality, and weigh it against the alternative.

Raptors: In part because of the small lineup, Toronto was outrebounded 13-2 in the first quarter. Combined with a year ago, the Raptors have lost all four of these contests by a total of 83 points.

We agreed that unless your favourite National Basketball Association team has a superstar player, you have no chance of celebrating an National Basketball Association championship. "I think he does a great job of pushing us". He's halfway there, and the way the Cavs are playing, he could have No. 4 before long.

NEED TO KNOW: The Cavaliers are 5-0 in this postseason and 29-4 against Eastern Conference opponents dating to 2015.

The moves were meant to give Toronto more ball handlers and open the floor on offense. The Cavaliers simply came out and stomped on the Raptors chest.

But confidence is going to be tough to find in high levels among the Raptors. Whereas Casey used a delightful Caseyism to deny he's absorbing the negatives - "I don't see the noise" - DeRozan admitted it's getting to him.