CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth year in a row.
They beat the Toronto Raptors, 128-93, completing the sweep. Now, the Cavs are waiting for the winner of the Celtics and 76ers. Boston leads the series, 3-1.
In Game 4, none of the first 15 points for the Cavs came from LeBron James. J.R. Smith stepped up early with 12 points in the first. After one quarter, the Cavs led, 30-26.
Cleveland continued to spread the ball around. Smith was perfect from the floor in the first half, with 3 three pointers, two assists and 15 total points. Kyle Korver had 13 and Kevin Love put up 11.
The third was when the Cavs really pulled away. LeBron had 15 alone in that quarter and more than half of the team’s 100 points up to this point came from inside the paint.
James came out of the game in the fourth. He finished with 29 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 1 block.
Cleveland beat Toronto with a James buzzer beater in Game 3. Even though it was a close game, James put up 38 points and got support from Love, who had 21 with 16 boards.