Friday, May 27, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Cavs Finish Off Pesky Raptors, Advance To Second Straight NBA Finals

At Toronto:

LeBron James scored 33 points (and grabbed 11 rebounds) while Kyrie Irving added 30 and Kevin Love 20 (to go with his 12 rebounds) as the Cleveland Cavaliers secured their second straight NBA Eastern Conference title with a 113-87 road thrashing of the Toronto Raptors in game six of their conference final, which the Cavaliers won four games to two.

Kyle Lowry paced the Raptors with 35 points while DeMar DeRozan added 20.

The NBA Finals (LeBron's sixth straight such appearance) will open on Thursday next at Cleveland against Oklahoma City or at Oakland, depending on who wins the Golden State-Oklahoma City series for the Western Conference crown (with the Thunder up three games to two).

The Cavaliers will try to win Cleveland its first major league sports title since the Browns' 1964 NFL championship.

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