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LeBron Drops 43 on the Raptors, Cavaliers Take 2-0 Series Lead

Image courtesy of Erik Drost/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Erik Drost/Flickr.

LeBron James had 43 points, 14 assists, and 8 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors, 128-110 on Thursday night. The Cavaliers now have a 2-0 advantage as the series shifts to Cleveland giving them a chance to close it out on their home floor.

While LeBron did most of the heavy lifting, Kevin Love came up big with 31 points and 11 rebounds,J.R. Smith scored 15 points, Jeff Green had 14 and George Hill 13 in the win.

The Raptors’ All-Star backcourt tried their best best to keep the game in reach with DeMar DeRozan scoring 24 points, and Kyle Lowry had 21. Jonas Valanciunas had another big game with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, but the Raptors lost back-to-back home games for the first time all season.

The series now shifts to Cleveland as the Cavaliers will try to close-out the series in four.

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