May 25, 2016, 8:10 pm
LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving took care of business at home and only needed three quarters to combine for 71 points in Wednesday night’s rout of the Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kevin Love finally broke out of his funk tonight to lead the Cavaliers with 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal after shooting a combined 5-for-23 in the two games prior. He looked sharp tonight and more importantly for the Cavs, his ankle/knee tweak from Game 4 looked like a non-issue after logging 24 minutes in the blowout.
Kyrie Irving chipped in with 23 point of his own on 9-of-17 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. He was his usual self, driving hard to the basket and finishing at the rim. The Cavaliers were firing on all cylinders in Wednesday’s revenge game and Kyrie is putting up a solid post-season campaign overshadowed only by LeBron James’ strong play.
LeBron James kept up his world-class play with 23 points as well and flirted with a triple-double by adding eight assists, six rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers and a block. Amazingly he put up this performance after playing almost 48 minutes in Game 4. He has been shooting a post-season career best 63% in this series and has been surpassing all sorts of records in this historic run. It’s incredible that the Raptors were able to steal two-wins from the Cavs with King James playing at the level that he has been playing at. The extra rest tonight will help as the Cavaliers head back to Toronto for Game 6 on Friday where they will look to close out the series.