Cavs Takes a Commanding 2 – 0 Lead Over the Raptors

NBA – The Toronto Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of their best of seven semi – final round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors are trying to bounce back from a very disappointing loss in Game 1 after leading for almost the entire game but falls down in overtime. 

While the Cavs are looking to steal another game and take a commanding 2 – 0 lead in the series before going home in Cleveland.

In the 1st quarter, the Raptors start the game strong controlling most of the quarter just like in the first game, Kyle Lowry has been big for the Raptors leading his team in scoring while the Cavs led by Kevin Love has much better game today compare to Game 1, Raptors edge Cavs 29 – 26 as the quarter ends.

In the 2nd quarter, the Raptors up their lead into 9 points, but the Cavs made a mini run at the later parts of the quarter to cut the Raptors lead in just 2 points 63 – 61 at the half. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry continues his great start finishing the 1st half with 18 points, but already in foul trouble after committing his 3rd fouls. Kevin Love leads the Cavs in scoring with 18 points while LeBron James added 16 points.

In the 3rd quarter, Cavs starts the 2nd half strong taking an early mini run of 8 – 0 run to take the lead 69 – 63 up by 6 points. Cavs continue their hot start to post their first double digit lead of the game with 7:50 to go in the quarter. Kevin Love has been great for the Cavs in three quarters, but LeBron James has been huge in the quarter, dropping 15 points to lead the Cavs up by 15 points. Cavs able to outscored the Raptors 37 – 24 in the quarter to finish the 3rd 98 – 87 up by 11 points.

In the 4th quarter, Cavs lead balloons to 23 points, the Raptors has no answer on LeBron James hot games finishing with game high 43 points, 14 assist and 8 rebounds along with Kevin Love best game in the post season with 31 points and 11 rebounds.

Cavs takes Game 2, 128 – 110 and now had a commanding 2 – 0 lead in the series, stealing 2 games on the road and will have home court advantage in Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland.