‘Starts with the big 3’: LeBron says team will ‘be more prepared’ as they take on Raptors

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TORONTO — The Cavaliers play in Toronto tonight, trying to accomplish something they haven’t been able to all season — beat the Raptors on their own court.

If they don’t, the series will be tied, forcing a Game 7.

The Cavs turned it on big time Wednesday night after losing two games in Toronto. Kevin Love was on fire. He, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 71 points. The Raptors only scored 78.

The Cavs finished with a blow-out 33-point win, 116-78.

Coach Tyronn Lue will count on LeBron to set the tone tonight, but it isn’t like years past when it was LeBron all the time.

“It takes a lot of pressure off of LeBron when Kyrie and Kevin’s playing at a high level along with our bench. I just think it’s  easy for him. He doesn’t have to exert a lot of energy, you know, trying to do everything,” said Lue.

“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.”

Cavs fans are invited to a Watch Party at Quicken Loans Arena tonight. The game starts at 8:30 p.m., and the party begins about one hour before tip-off. Tickets are $5.

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