The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to lose a game in these NBA playoffs. Game two was another win in the books but LeBron James and his teammates are not ready to look ahead to the NBA finals yet.
There is no doubt that there have been moments where the wins have looked easy for Cleveland this postseason - the Cavs have now won ten straight games in these playoffs.
LeBron was masterful in his play in game two as he notched triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. James picked up where he left off in game one and was still in attack mode.
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Speaking post-game James said: “They’re in such a great rhythm right now, I’ve been able to just pick my spots and do other things to help us try to win ball games while those guys take the load.”
The Wine and Gold certainly proved to be too heavy a load for the Raptors.
The Cavaliers forward also passed Shaquille O’Neal for fourth all-time in playoff scoring midway through the second half. The Quicken Loans Arena crowd rewarded him with two standing ovations for his achievement.
Nights like this have become commonplace in “The Q”. The Cavs keep humming along and the jerseys of the away teams from the Eastern Conference playoffs are honestly starting to blend together.
There's a sense that the fans in attendance had seen this script before. Game two in Ohio provided more of the same for the home team. There was a steady spread attack for the Cavs. Each reserve played their role.
Channing Frye continued his impressive postseason shooting performance by knocking in two three-pointers. He finished with 10 points off the bench and four rebounds.
Iman Shumpert’s activity may not show up in the box score. On this night, he was certainly the most engaged on defence he has been since his shoulder injury in last year's playoffs.
Even scarcely used players like Dahntay Jones and Timofey Mozgov got in on the scoring action. Each had two points in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Love is making the most of his opportunities near the basket and beyond the arc. Love remains perfect in the postseason, dating back to last year. He isn't dominating the spotlight but do any of the Cavaliers care as long as they are rolling like this?
Kyrie Irving has also thoroughly outplayed Kyle Lowry in their head to head matchup. Irving notched 26 points to Lowry’s 10. Cleveland’s point guard seems to be hitting his stride while Toronto’s needs to find his, and fast.
If not, Toronto will be cast aside just like Atlanta before them and Detroit in the first round. The Cavaliers will try and take their show on the road for game three to try and take a stranglehold on the series. Stop me if you've heard that before.