Eastern Conference Champs: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Toronto Raptors, advance to NBA Finals

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TORONTO –  The Cavaliers have defeated the Toronto Raptors, 113-87, and are the Eastern Conference Champions for the second year in a row.

Up next, the NBA Finals.

The Cavaliers looked much stronger in the first quarter of tonight’s game than they did earlier this series. They struggled against Toronto during Game 3 and 4, but ended the first quarter tonight with a 6-point lead.

The second quarter was a little more physical for the Cavs, but they continued to hold onto their lead going into halftime.

The Raptors fought back in the third, but they couldn’t get close enough to take the lead from the Cavs.

The fourth quarter was strong for the Cavs as well, keeping their distance on the score board and grabbing the win.

“We gotta come out from the beginning,” LeBron said earlier this week. “It starts with the big three…myself, Kev and Ky. We gotta do a great job of pushing the tempo and getting these guys ready. We`ll do a much better job, we’ll be more prepared.”

Now, the Cavs are off to the NBA Finals where they will face the winner of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors series. The Thunder leads that series 3-2.

The NBA Finals start on Thursday, June 2.

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