Cavs take 2-0 lead against Raptors

Kevin Love Jonas Valanciunas Jeff Green

"He demanded the ball and we got it to him", said LeBron James who had 43 points and 14 assists alongside Love's breakout game.

The Cavs shot just a tick under 60% for the game.

"They got hot offensively and that drained us a little bit", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said after the game. Again. The only person on the sideline who spent as much time on his butt was the Raptors global ambassador, Drake, who barely fidgeted in his seat (let alone stand and preen) after that silliness with Kendrick Perkins in Game 1. Maybe the Pacers lucked out because Hill and Love weren't healthy and coach Tyronn Lue hadn't quite figured out who he could rely on.

The Raptors will look to right the ship on Saturday night when they travel to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cavs in a pivotal Game 3. "We understand where we're at, and we're going to fight".

16-2 - Between the 2:31 mark of the second quarter and the 10:00 mark of the third quarter, the Cavaliers went on a 16-2 run and turned a two-point halftime deficit into a 72-65 lead. "We've been in tough situations before".

Raptors went into the game 6-1 all-time in playoff Game 2's at home, winners of four straight of those games. The Cavs' 128-110 win over the Raptors extended their series lead to 2-0 after two road games. Seven measly points. "Everyone was: 'that's more like Kev, and it was ... but, yeah, we needed Kevin to get going", Korver said Thursday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime in Toronto to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals, wresting home court advantage away from the Raptors in the process.

The Cavaliers scored the first eight points of the quarter to take a 69-63 lead.

DeMar DeRozan added 11 points to help the cause for the Raptors while Jonas Valanciunas scored eight points. They shot 25-for-42 (58.5 percent) from the field and 7-for-14 (50 percent) from three-point range. I know it's amusing to say, but I've had a lot of great looks and really uncharacteristic misses for me. The Cavaliers are 18-1 in playoff series when they win Game 1.

Love has responded well, scoring more points (10) in the first quarter than he had in all of Game 1 (7). Ibaka has nine total points in the series so far. The nine-year veteran center only scored seven points in game one, and he is now posting 13.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in the playoffs.

This spot is usually reserved for the Cavaliers' third quarter. When asked where he has seen the most improvement out of his team in the playoffs, Lue simply said that the offense has picked up.

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