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Raptors 105, Cavaliers 99: How Kyle Lowry shredded defense for a signature Game 4

Cleveland.com (Matt Goul, cleveland.com) — Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 35 points Monday night to lead the Toronto Raptors' 105-99 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
  • New: 1 hr 33 min ago

Cavaliers fall to Raptors, 105-99, in Game 4 of 2016 Eastern Conference Finals: 7 stats that helped explain the outcome

Cleveland.com (Tim Bielik, cleveland.com) — A look at seven key stats that helped explain Toronto's 105-99 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • New: 1 hr 48 min ago

Heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers leaking oil against Toronto Raptors: DMan's Report, Round 3, Game 4 (photos)

Cleveland.com (Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer) — Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors won Games 3-4 in Toronto to even the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • New: 2 hr 28 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers quiz: Can you spell the last name of Matthew Dellavedova? (video)

Cleveland.com (Nathaniel Cline, cleveland.com) — Can you spell the last name of Matthew Dellavedova? Watch fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers try the quiz.
  • New: 2 hr 33 min ago

LeBron James a 'confident guy' in familiar Game 5, where he's had mixed results

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Toronto Raptors now have a 'snowball's chance' to beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
  • New: 2 hr 44 min ago

Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy both say Draymond Green should have been suspended: Game 4 ESPN broadcast takeaways

Cleveland.com (Tim Bielik, cleveland.com) — Monday's telecast of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals featured a discussion about Draymond Green's controversial play against Oklahoma City in Game 3.
  • New: 2 hr 48 min ago

Kevin Love sits again in fourth quarter and Cavaliers burned by own scouting report late: Fedor's five observations

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue spoke about setting the physical tone early, being the team to hit first.
  • New: 4 hr 22 min ago

Drake roasts Kyrie Irving on Instagram following Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 4 loss

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — The rapper and Raptors ambassador, who was seated courtside on Monday night and seen dapping players following the Raptors' 105-99 win, took aim at Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving this time.
  • New: 7 hr 17 min ago

Toronto Raptors stun Cleveland Cavaliers, even series, 2-2: Bill Livingston (photos)

Cleveland.com (Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer) — The NBA Eastern Conference final series is tied, 2-2, when few thought that would ever happen. The Cleveland Cavaliers rely on the 3-pointer far too much. It is a sword that can cut both ways.
  • New: 7 hr 18 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers dealing with doubt after being out-hustled by Toronto, and that's a concern -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — Cleveland Cavaliers were outscored, 11-3, and out-rebounded, 5-2, after taking a lead with 3:23 left to Toronto. Those are very bad signs for a team that wants to win a title.
  • New: 7 hr 44 min ago

Bismack Biyombo swats Kevin Love's dunk attempt (video)

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo has made a name for himself during Toronto's postseason run with his non-stop energy, gaudy rebounding numbers and ability to protect the rim.
  • New: 7 hr 49 min ago

What proved most costly for Cavaliers in Game 4? (poll)

Cleveland.com (Matt Goul, cleveland.com) — Vote on what you thought cost the Cleveland Cavaliers the most during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors.
  • New: 8 hr 29 min ago

Toronto Raptors tie the series at two, beating Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — The Toronto Raptors have tied the series at two games a piece by winning 105-99 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
  • New: 8 hr 37 min ago

LeBron James' secret plan couldn't save the Cleveland Cavaliers: Joe Vardon's instant analysis

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points but Toronto evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
  • New: 8 hr 37 min ago

LeBron James drives, hangs in the air and adjusts for the layup (video)

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — On Monday night, during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James channeled his inner Julius Erving.
  • New: 10 hr 23 min ago

NBA fails to suspend Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green for next playoff game: Bill Livingston

Cleveland.com (Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer) — Unlike the Cavs' Dahntay Jones, suspended for Monday's game, Draymond Green is a star and was not sent to his room for the defending champion Golden State Warriors' next game.
  • New: 10 hr 33 min ago

Kyrie Irving tosses alley-oop to LeBron James (video)

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said he had a specific plan for the Toronto Raptors' defense prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • New: 10 hr 39 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors, Game 4, May 23, 2016 (photo gallery)

Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer photography staff) — Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors, Game 4, May 23, 2016 (photo gallery)
  • New: 11 hr 25 min ago

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas returning to action for Game 4 of ECF against Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — After missing the last seven playoff games, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will play this evening in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • New: 11 hr 57 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs 2016 Game 4: Live chat and updates

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — Get the latest updates and analysis on the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
  • 13 hr 9 min ago
Blog Articles

Raptors 105, Cavs 99; Jason Lloyd's 26 thoughts on Kevin Love, defense and a series that resets 2-2

Ohio.com TORONTO: Twenty-six thoughts for 26 points from Kyrie Irving in Monday’s 105-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors, evening the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2… 1.     ...
  • New: 4 hr 45 min ago

Cavaliers must ramp up defensive aggressiveness after Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan combine for 67

Ohio.com TORONTO: Channing Frye could not have been more blunt about the state of the Cavaliers’ defense. Asked what was happening with it in Monday night’s 105-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 4...
  • New: 5 hr 42 min ago

Drake pokes fun at Kyrie Irving on Instagram after Game 4

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Twitter (err, Instagram) fingers are real for Drake, apparently. Rappers and Toronto Raptors part owner Drake was in attendance for his team's Game 4 win Thursday and, as usual, was an...
  • New: 7 hr 16 min ago

InstaCap: Raptors 105, Cavs 99 (Gutwrenching Loss)

Cavs: The Blog (Tom Pestak) — Despite scoring on 14 straight possessions, largely out of the same offensive set featuring LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Matthew Dellavedova, and Channing Frye, the Cavs were unable to stop...
  • New: 8 hr 1 min ago

Final Score: Cavs lose to Raptors 105-99, series tied at 2-2

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — The Cavs mounted a comeback, but it wasn't enough to win Game 4. For a few minutes, it looked as if the Cleveland Cavaliers were again figuring it all out. To start the fourth quarter, the...
  • New: 8 hr 19 min ago

LeBron James scores 29, but Cavs fall to Raptors 105-99 to even series at 2-2

Ohio.com TORONTO: The Cavaliers watched the film from Game 3 and entered Game 4 confident there wasn’t much to fix. They might want to take another look. That easy path to the NBA Finals just became...
  • New: 8 hr 39 min ago

Watch: Kyrie Irving sets up a powerful LeBron dunk

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — More of this please, Cavs. BIsmack Biyombo just had no chance here. Kyrie Irving's penetration was great and that a really powerful slam by LeBron James. Biyombo was really a full second late...
  • New: 10 hr 51 min ago

Live Thread: Cavs @ Raptors (Game 4)

Cavs: The Blog (David Wood) — The Cavs are in Toronto again looking to bounce back after a 15 point loss. In game three, the Raptors caught Cleveland snoozing. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for just 16 points on 4-28...
  • 12 hr 18 min ago

Dahntay Jones insists his groin punch to Biyombo was not intentional

Ohio.com TORONTO: Dahntay Jones insisted Monday his groin shot on Bismack Biyombo at the end of Game 3 was not intentional and he was surprised by the one-game suspension he’ll serve during Game 4. ...
  • 18 hr 17 min ago

James will pay Dahntay Jones' fine

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — LeBron James will reportedly pay Dahntay Jones' fine for hitting Bismack Biyombo in the groin. Joe Vardon has reported that LeBron James will will cover the fine for that was imposed on...
  • 18 hr 43 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 4: start time, TV info, radio and more

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — The Cavs look to bounce back from their Game 3 loss tonight in Toronto. Here's how to watch. After losing Game 4 rather decisively, the Cleveland Cavaliers return to the floor tonight for...
  • 18 hr 56 min ago

Podcast Episode 103: Roadblocks or Speedbumps?

Cavs: The Blog (Nate Smith) — Nate Smith, Tom Pestak, and David Wood talk the week in Cavs: the Game 3 Loss, good and bad Kyrie, the Under-respected Raptors, the surprising Thunder, and the Cavalier adjustments. We check in on...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Dahntay Jones suspended for Game 4

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — After striking Bismack Biyombo in the groin, Dahanty Jones won't be active for Game 4. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahanty Jones has been suspended for Monday's Game 4 against the Toronto...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Raptors Game 4 preview

SBN: Fear The Sword (Jack Zink) — After their first loss of the 2016 NBA Playoffs in Game 3 against the Raptors, how will the Cavs respond in Game 4? Through the first 10 games of the playoffs, it appeared as if the Cleveland...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

David Blatt says the Cavs are the 'team to beat'

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Former Cavs coach David Blatt had high praise for the Cavs in an interview with ESPN. David Blatt's tenure as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach was rocky to say the least. He was successful,...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Recap Game 3: Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84(Or, The Finger Wave Has Made a Comeback)

Cavs: The Blog (Ben Werth) — One doesn’t need to have Dikembe Mutombo prescience to have predicted Game 3 as the first loss of the Cavaliers’ playoff season. The Raptors have been good in moments of desperation....
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Raptors 99, Cavs 84; Jason Lloyd's 28 thoughts on Jay-Z, fines and the first loss of the postseason

Ohio.com TORONTO: Twenty-eight thoughts for 28 baskets in Saturday’s 99-84 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, pulling the Raptors within 2-1 in the series… ...
  • 2 days ago

Cavaliers' Kevin Love experiences playoff firsts, none of them good, in Game 3 loss to Raptors

Ohio.com TORONTO: Kevin Love experienced several career firsts Saturday night, none of them memorable. He had never lost in the 14 previous playoff games he had started with fellow Cavaliers LeBron...
  • 2 days ago

LeBron James quoted Jay-Z in postgame presser

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — After the Cavs loss to the Raptors, LeBron James quoted Jay-Z while explaining why he doesn't retaliate to physical play. LeBron James is delightfully weird sometimes. After the Cavs lost to...
  • 2 days ago

InstaCap: Struggling with Physical Play

Cavs: The Blog (Tom Pestak) — Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving had their worst games since the playoffs began.  Let’s hope it was a coincidence and they both got the stinkers out of their system.  But give some credit to the...
  • 2 days ago