May 19, 2016, 8:25 pm
DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Thursday’s Game 2 loss to the Cavs.
That’s where any good news ended for the Raptors as they haven’t been able to hang with Cleveland at all. If there is any saving grace here ii is that a theoretic return of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) might give them a lift when they get back to Toronto for Game 3, but that’s nowhere near a certainty and that’s before any discussion of them getting out of their own heads.
Kyle Lowry had a miserable game and finished with just 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting six rebounds, three assists, one steal and five turnovers as Kyrie Irving dominated the matchup. Up and down their card they had duds and only DFS owners hoping for bench action got anything good out of this game for their side. Even then, the best line off the bench came from Cory Joseph, who had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Cavs look unstoppable and the Raptors look like they’re ready to go fishing.