What an incredible game NBA fans! LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers completely dominated the Toronto Raptors, 115-84, in game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals on May 17th, at 8:30pm EST. HollywoodLife.com live blogged the entire game, keep reading for a recap of all the action of the big battle!
This was epic. LeBron James, 31, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the middle of one of the best playoff runs in the history of the NBA. Can anyone beat these guys? HollywoodLife.com put you right in the middle of all the action as we live blogged every big moment throughout this exciting game 1. Keep reading to catch up on all the big plays here!
Toronto native and NBA super fan Drake could not help the Raptors in this huge Eastern Conference Finals game 1. It was all LeBron and the Cavs as King James dunked his way through this opening game of the series. Keep reading for a complete update of all the game 1 action between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals!
Here we go! The Cavs are off to a slow start as the visiting Raptors jump out to a quick 9-2 lead!
7 minutes left in the first quarter and it has been all Toronto so far, Cavs down 15-11.
LeBron shows everyone who is boss with his first dunk of the game, he has half of the Cavs 16 points, Cavs down by 1, 17-16 with 5 left in the first.
The Cavs regain momentum and the lead, 23-21 with 3:27 left in the first. The Raptors call timeout to stop the bleeding.
Iman Shumpert gets in on the action with a monster dunk for the Cavs. Cleveland pulls ahead by 5 at the end of the first its 33-28.
The Cavaliers knock down 12 straight points to pull ahead by 11, 39-28. The Raptors are struggling to get it going in the second quarter.
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LeBron gets his second dunk of the game as the Cavs continue to breeze ahead of the Raptors, with 8 left in the half, 44-30, Cavs up.
It is turning into the LeBron show. His third dunk is a one-handed tomahawk. The crowd chants MVP as the Cavs lead by 17.
The Raptors are letting this one get away from them. They are down by 19 and call a timeout with 7 left in the half.
Toronto battles back. Their 20-point deficit gas been cut to 12. The Cavs are forced to call a timeout with 3 minutes left in the half, 42-54. LeBron hasn’t missed a shot yet, he is 6-6 with 12, 4 and 3.
King James is simply perfect at the half, 7 for 7 with 14 points and 3 huge dunks. The Cavaliers are simply too much for the Raptors to handle. At the half it’s Cavs 66, Raptors 44.
The Raptors make a run at the top of the 3rd quarter and cut the lead, 50-66.
LeBron, LeBron, LeBron. He is simply awesome at basketball. The guy is 9 for 9 with 20 points. Cavs are up 74-53.
Toronto is getting frustrated as the teams begin to exchange hard fouls. These guys aren’t playing hopscotch together, that’s for sure. The Cavs maintain control of this one, 79-56 with 5:39 left in the third.
LeBron again with a huge dunk! This guy is on fire, in a zone, beast mode, pick your cliche. LeBron is going off!
Kyrie Irving, with 27 points, is having a huge night for the Cavs. Cleveland leads 92-67 with a minute left in the third.
At the end of three, the Raptors are wishing they stayed in Canada tonight. Cavs up 95-67.
It’s a 30-point lead for the Cavs in this long night for the Raptors. With 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter, this one is already in the fridge and the jello is jiggling.
That was it folks. The Cavs look like they may never lose another game. They took game 1, 115-84.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? What did you think of this amazing game 1? Will the Cavaliers ever lose another game?