By LENNON MODORY
After embarking on a seven-game journey in the first round against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron and the Cavs had plans to play with more efficiency while maintaining a ferocity. The Cavs have faced their second round opponent, Toronto Raptors, in the previous two playoffs. The Raptors, having a better season and home court advantage, looked to continue their reign against Eastern Conference. Not losing two in a row at home all year, the Raptors did the opposite. Cleveland won game one in an overtime thriller, led by LeBron James. In game three, the Cavs were leading the whole team, but the Raptors eventually tied the game in a late four quarter comeback. Doing what he does best, tie game, LeBron took the ball up the court and shot a floater as time expired. James won the game for the Cavs with his second buzzer beater of the playoffs. James now has more career buzzer beaters than both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant combined. We are witnessing the greatest athlete to ever play the game, and in his 15th season, he is playing better than ever.
As famous rapper, and notorious Raptors fan, Drake, said, “turn the 0-2 into the 0-3” that is exactly what LeBron James and the Cavs did. Heading into Monday, the Cavs seeked to sweep Toronto for the second consecutive year. In a wire-to-wire victory, the Cavaliers prevailed, shutting down the Raptors in just four games. Six Cavaliers players averaged double figures, in points. This will also be LeBron’s eight consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearance. James and the Cavs continue to play better and better every game as they continue the quest for four straight NBA Finals appearnces.