Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

James laughed when a reporter compared the play to a memorable sequence when Michael Jordan palmed a basketball and waved it over Brent Price's head like a carrot on a stick. The fact that Toronto was down only two before Norman Powell converted their first three-point attempt with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter speaks to just how disinterested the Cavs played for most of this night.

Cleveland continues their 3-point clinic.

The Cavs stretched their advantage to nine points, but the Raptors fought back and a finger roll from Ibaka tied the game three-and-a-half minutes before halftime. The star point guard came out for warm-ups but was unable to go.

Then Cleveland found another gear - specifically, LeBron found another gear, but as a team the Cavs shot 11-of-14 and 4-of-5 from three in the fourth.

Kyrie Irving and Love each had 16 points, sitting out the entire fourth quarter as Lue stayed primarily with his bench crew. He hit another three in the first minutes of the one-sided fourth quarter - and really in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, with Demar DeRozan on the bench, the Cavaliers took over the game.

Without Lowry, the Raptors were simply not able to give DeRozan enough help. You train, you hit the heavy bag, you bounce out and you come out and you go to the rope-a-dope for 15 rounds instead of throwing a punch. He contributed 14 points on 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Well, if Toronto is going to get back in this thing, this is a must-win game. The Raptors are 4-4 so far in these playoffs, sputtered a bit before getting things right against Milwaukee, and know that a 3-0 deficit would make this series outcome inevitable. They opened the playoffs with a 7-0 record in 1949 and did it again in 1950.

Toronto Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry missed the team's morning shootaround due to his ankle injury and is a game-time decision for Friday night's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

After getting treatment nearly all of Thursday and most of Friday, Lowry tried to go through the pre-game layup line but left after just a few minutes.

Aldridge, who scored four points in the Rockets' blowout win in Game 1, had 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field.

Game four is in Houston on Sunday night. The last Leonard basket was a 3-pointer, and when Danny Green followed with two 3s, the San Antonio lead was 94-82 with 3:15 left.

James Harden led the Rockets with 43 points after scoring just 13 in Game 2. The over/under total for the game is listed at 214.5 points.

It was clear from the start that the Spurs were going to defend with increased vigor despite the loss of Parker. Delon Wright's basket less than a minute into the quarter was Toronto's only field goal for nearly six minutes.

They made the Raptors better.

The Cavs seemed in command after an Iman Shumpert layup gave the Cavs a 37-28 lead with 9:29 left in the second quarter.

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