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Raptors defeat Cavaliers 99-84 in Game 3

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers wipes his face during the first half against the Toronto Raptors in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 21, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

TORONTO– The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs now lead the series 2-1.

After the first quarter, the Cavs trailed 24-27.

The second quarter looked pretty bad for the Cavaliers, as the Raptors were strong from outside the arch and the Cavs struggled to hit their shots.

The Raptors lead 60-47 at halftime. This was their first time leading at the half this series.

The Cavs and Raptors got a little tangled up as the half came to a close, Tristan Thompson and Toronto’s Cory Joseph both got technical fouls as LeBron James was hit in the face during the scuffle.

The third quarter didn’t help the Cavs much. They closed the gap a little at one point, but the Raptors hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, increasing the lead back to 10.

 

The Raptors held onto their lead in the fourth, grabbing their first win of the series. It was also the first postseason loss for the Cavaliers, who are now 10-1.

Game 4 is Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Air Canada Centre, Game 5 is back in Cleveland on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

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