We have ourselves a series! (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)
We have ourselves a series! (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)

The Scoop: cleaning up last night’s action in the Association…

Eastern Conference Finals (Game 2)

CAVS 99, Raptors 105

(USA TODAY Sports)
(USA TODAY Sports)

Stats Leaders: 

PTS: Kyle Lowry – 35 | REBS: Bismack Biyombo – 14 | ASTS: LeBron James – 6

Top DOG of the Night: Kyle Lowry (35 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists)

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Quick Recap: 

What in the world just happened!?

…is what every Cavs fan must be wondering after Toronto tied up the series last night in an exciting fashion. Trailing by more than 15 points, Cleveland stormed back to take a three-point lead in the fourth quarter.

But key buckets (& stops) by Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan (32 points), and Bismack Biyombo (14 boards, 3 blocks) helped shock the Cavs, once again, en route to victory. Dwane Casey’s defensive rotations have been incredible over the past couple of games.

Overall team discipline, combined with Biyombo’s ability to switch out (blocked a late three-point attempt by J.R. Smith to seal the deal) and recover back is causing a ton of problems.

Play of the Day:

“Biz’s Big Block”

Takeaway: 
LeBron & the Cavs aren’t exactly sweating bullets (yet) but Toronto has captured all of their attention heading into Game 5. Bismack Biyombo is EVERYWHERE on the glass and defensively, while Kevin Love (4/14; left game with a knee injury) continues to struggle a bit.
DeRozan & Lowry combined for 67 points in Game 4. They BOTH appear to be turning the corner in terms of confidence and ability to handle the moment.
LeBron & Kyrie (26 points) need to dictate pace at the outset of Game 5. If they can’t, another barn burner is in the cards.

Series tied , 2-2.

#DOFGAME #DOG

-Jabari J.

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