Kyrie Irving becomes the latest recipient of Drake's Instagram taunts

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The Toronto Raptors evened their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Cleveland Cavaliers at 2-2 after a 105-99 win in game four at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night. 

The Raptors' backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry came up huge as they dropped 32 and 35 points respectively in front of a raucous crowd in Canada.  

One fan who enjoyed the win more than most was the Raptors' global ambassador and music star Drake, who returned to assume his normal position courtside after missing the team's game three win on Saturday.

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The Toronto native was his animated self on the touchline next to coach Dwane Casey and the national television cameras panned to him on several occasions as he reacted to a number of big plays by the Raptors.

After the game, the platinum-recording rapper continued what has become a trait of his in this postseason by mocking opposing players on social media. 

LeBron James was the victim of his trolling after game three and this time his attention switched to Kyrie Irving.  

On his Instagram account, Drake posted a picture thanking the Cavs point guard for giving them two wins north of the border as he struggled for stretches of the game despite ending with 26 points.

Irving started the series on fire in the first two games averaging 26.5 points on 59 percent shooting. Since shifting to Toronto, though, Irving's production dropped to 19.5 points per game on 35 percent shooting and 26.7 percent from beyond the arc. 

That's a big drop-off for the two-time All-Star, and one the Cavs clearly can't afford at this stage of the season, much to the delight of Drake. 

To suggest that the 24-year-old was the reason for Cleveland dropping two games would be harsh, though, as the Ohio-based team's problems in those games go beyond just Irving.

Kevin Love would have been a more appropriate beneficiary of Drake's trolling as he struggled once again, going 4-of-14 from the field for just 10 points.

Though Kyrie was his main target, he wasn't the only target of the rapper. Clearly on a high after the win, Drizzy also took a shot at Channing Frye and posted an image of LeBron being blocked by Bismack Biyombo.

The King, in particular, appears to be aware of the social media antics of his friend Drake as he stared in his direction after Frye knocked down one of his four three-pointers which gave the Wine and Gold their first lead in the fourth quarter.

Irving will surely be made aware of the Instagram post at some point too and if the global music star decides to make a trip to The Land for game five, you can expect the guard to come out aggressively and with a chip on his shoulder.

Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
LeBron James
DeMar DeRozan
Kyle Lowry

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