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Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cav


By IAN HARRISON
Posted May 24 2016 12:51AM

TORONTO (AP) A series that once looked lopsided is now even.

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night.

DeMarre Carroll scored 11 points and Bismack Biyombo had 14 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home this postseason and got back on level terms after big losses in Games 1 and 2.

"We've been counted out, and we like that challenge," DeRozan said.

The next challenge for Toronto? Game 5 on Wednesday night in Cleveland, where the Raptors are 0-3 this season, losing by a combined 72 points.

"We have to continue to make sure that when they punch, we punch back," Lowry said. "And if they punch three times, we punch four times."

The Raptors are 2-6 on the road in the playoffs.

After a 10-0 start to these playoffs, the Cavaliers are counting on home court advantage to help them reach their second straight Finals.

"Going back home we have to play a lot better and I think we will," LeBron James said.

Cleveland lost consecutive playoff games to an Eastern Conference opponent for the first time since dropping the final three games of the conference semifinals to Boston in 2010.

"We had a few defensive breakdowns that you can't have down the stretch of a game, especially in the playoffs," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "They executed every time we made a mistake."

James scored 29 points and Kyrie Irving had 26 for the Cavaliers, who trailed by as many as 18 points. Channing Frye scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Lowry scored nine in the fourth and DeRozan had 12, connecting on five of six shots.

"It's a cakewalk for me when (Lowry) gets going," DeRozan said. "It opens up everything."

The Raptors led 78-69 to begin the fourth but Frye made consecutive 3-pointers as Cleveland opened the final quarter with an 8-0 run, cutting it to 78-77. The Cavaliers made their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter.

"It wasn't enough because we got off to a horrible first half once again in this building and you're playing catch up the whole game," James said.

Frye's errant 3-point attempt at 4:12 was Cleveland's first miss of the fourth. DeRozan made two free throws at the other end and, after another miss by Frye, Carroll made one of two to put Toronto up 99-96 with 3:23 to go.

A long 3 by Irving made it 101-99 with 2:00 left, but DeRozan answered with a driving bank shot at 1:33. Toronto got the ball back after Biyombo blocked J.R. Smith's 3, and Biyombo kept the offensive possession alive by rebounding Lowry's missed shot. After a timeout, Lowry let the shot clock wind down before driving for the decisive layup, making it 105-99 with 22 seconds to go.

Toronto jumped out to a 13-5 lead as Cleveland missed eight of its first 10 shots. Following a timeout, the Cavs made five of their next six to cut the deficit but the Raptors led 27-24 after one quarter.

Lowry scored 15 points in the second, making three of Toronto's four 3-pointers, as the Raptors opened a 57-41 halftime lead despite not shooting a single free throw in the first two quarters. It marked the first time a team led by 15 or more at halftime in a conference finals game without shooting a free throw since Game 2 of the 2001 East Finals between Milwaukee and Philadelphia. The Bucks made two of six from the line, the fewest ever made in an NBA playoff game at the time.

DeRozan shot Toronto's first free throws at 6:13 of the third after being tackled by Smith on a drive. The foul drought came after Raptors coach Dwane Casey was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials following Toronto's Game 3 win.

Fans cheered derisively when Matthew Dellavedova was called for Cleveland's first foul of the game at 8:56 of the second.

NOT MUCH TO LOVE

After shooting 3 for 19 in Game 3, Kevin Love shot 4 for 14 in Game 4. He finished with 10 points. Love did not play in the fourth after appearing to injure his left ankle when he stepped on referee David Guthrie late in the third. "It didn't feel too great," Love said. Lue said Love's health was "no concern."

FAIR AND FOUL

Cleveland didn't shoot any free throws in the third quarter and had just two in the fourth. Twelve of Toronto's 19 free throws came in the fourth.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James and Irving each had six assists. ... Cleveland shot 3 for 23 from 3-point range in the first half. The finished 13 for 41. . Cleveland's Dahntay Jones served a one-game suspension for hitting Biyombo in the groin in Game 3.

Raptors: Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas was active but did not play. He's been out since spraining his right ankle in the third quarter of Game 3 against Miami on May 7. ... Toronto is 10-1 in the playoffs when holding opponents below 100 points.


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CLE
TOR
     
    • 47.0%

    • 53.8%

    • 31.7%

    • 31.8%

    • 88.9%

    • 73.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE TOR
Total Rebounds 38 35
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 10 8
Fast Break Pts: 4 5
Biggest Lead: 3 18
Points in the Paint: 36 44
CLE TOR
p James   29 Lowry   35
rb 2 players   9 Biyombo   14
a 2 players   6 Lowry   5
s James   2 Lowry   3
b 2 players   1 Biyombo   3
 
  • 11/25 - CLE 99 @ TOR 103
  • 01/04 - TOR 100 @ CLE 122
  • 02/26 - CLE 97 @ TOR 99
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 45:48 11-16 1-3 6-6 -4 4 5 9 6 3 2 1 1 0 29
K. Love F 30:39 4-14 2-7 0-0 -5 1 6 7 3 0 0 1 0 1 10
T. Thompson C 29:02 1-3 0-0 0-0 -14 3 6 9 0 3 1 2 0 1 2
J. Smith G 32:02 3-12 3-11 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 9
K. Irving G 38:41 11-21 3-8 1-1 -9 0 3 3 6 3 1 4 0 0 26
C. Frye   21:22 4-8 4-8 0-0 +5 1 5 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 12
I. Shumpert   12:09 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
M. Dellavedova   15:29 1-4 0-3 0-0 -3 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 2
R. Jefferson   14:49 4-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
D. Jones DND - Suspended
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mozgov DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-83 13-41 8-9   10 28 38 23 17 5 10 2 3 99
  47.0% 31.7% 88.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Toronto Raptors (56-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Carroll F 36:16 3-12 1-7 4-5 +11 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 11
L. Scola F 14:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
B. Biyombo C 41:42 2-4 0-0 1-4 +8 3 11 14 1 3 0 1 3 0 5
D. DeRozan G 39:55 14-23 0-1 4-4 +11 0 3 3 3 2 1 2 0 1 32
K. Lowry G 44:15 14-20 4-7 3-4 +5 1 4 5 5 4 3 2 0 0 35
P. Patterson   33:46 3-5 1-3 2-2 +8 2 3 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 9
C. Joseph   16:28 4-8 0-1 0-0 -1 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
T. Ross   07:19 1-3 1-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
J. Johnson   06:05 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
N. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Thompson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Valanciunas DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Wright DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-78 7-22 14-19   9 26 35 17 16 8 8 3 2 105
  53.8% 31.8% 73.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Kaun, McRae
  • Raptors: Caboclo, Nogueira

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Raptors: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #16 David Guthrie, #9 Derrick Stafford
  • Attendance: 20367
  • Duration: 2:23
broadcast information
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canada TSN national 8:30 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
TOR
1st Atlantic
56
26
7-3
32-9
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
TOR
Lowry 23.4
Valanciunas 12.7
Lowry 7.6
Biyombo 1.8
Lowry 2.6
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.460.497
FT%.748.764
Points104.3105.8
Rebounds44.542.5
Assists22.721.5
Steals6.77.2
Blocks3.94.2
3-Point %.362.389
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Raptors Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.451.439
FT%.777.721
Points102.790.3
Rebounds43.435.0
Assists18.716.2
Steals7.86.3
Blocks5.52.8
3-Point %.370.289
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew68:175-171-74-6145216081215
Frye, Channing98:3020-3214-240-031720217313054
Irving, Kyrie210:2858-1208-2721-24416202713111746145
James, LeBron219:2661-987-2127-441338514015121461156
Jefferson, Richard98:3414-282-78-93212445030338
Jones, Dahntay23:262-60-10-00442101004
Jones, James25:592-51-40-01011100005
Love, Kevin180:5927-6013-2924-2513334177274191
Mozgov, Timofey23:434-60-00-0210121402108
Shumpert, Iman109:135-103-62-411213510441015
Smith, J.R.189:2623-5418-456-81171859821170
Thompson, Tristan166:067-160-014-18193251216364328
Williams, Mo25:542-111-41-20222305006
Toronto Raptors (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Biyombo, Bismack187:4714-250-010-161547622173511338
Carroll, DeMarre159:4815-505-267-861521816452342
DeRozan, DeMar224:0754-1080-430-3301919201441314138
Johnson, James81:4312-244-80-121113511260128
Joseph, Cory113:1618-423-123-631316119560542
Lowry, Kyle213:0845-9516-4615-2142327251952116121
Nogueira, Lucas8:040-10-00-01120000000
Patterson, Patrick173:0016-418-255-8312151316371145
Powell, Norman25:477-180-30-014511200014
Ross, Terrence83:598-285-173-6167312540124
Scola, Luis79:405-153-107-8156514220120
Thompson, Jason24:321-40-00-23361201102
Valanciunas, Jonas35:487-90-01-244821020015
Wright, Delon29:213-70-17-1103311310013