Ryan O'Toole

There is something calming about having a guy like Lebron James on your team.

The Cleveland Cavs have seemed to work out their early playoff struggles and have taken a critical 2 to 0 game lead over the number 1 seed Toronto Raptors. Lebron James keeps impressing people 15 years into his NBA career and leaves defenses speechless and gives coaches headaches. It could be hitting decisive three pointers from thirty-three feet away or making shooting a fade away with defenders in his face look like child’s play; Lebron James is simply unstoppable.

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Toronto saw the Cavs battle back and take the game into overtime where it ended with a very narrow Cavs win of 113 to 112. Team leaders for the Cavs this game included Lebron with 26 points, JR Smith with 20 points and Kyle Korver with 19 points. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson also had a nice contribution of 13 and 12 rebounds, respectively. Toronto Team leaders included Demar DeRozan with 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas with 21 points, and Kyle Lowry with a cool 18 points. Jonas also grabbed an outstanding 21 rebounds.

Game 2 was a little less competitive. Lebron showed out this game and proved why he is head and shoulders the best player on the court whenever he is in town. James finished the night off with a critical 43 points, 14 assists, and 8 assists. Kevin Love also stepped up and had himself a night that consisted of 31 points and 11 rebounds. Smaller contributions came from Smith with 15 points and Green with 14. The Raptors lackluster performance ended with DeRozan dropping 24 points and Lowry with 21.

The Cavs’ next game is on May 5th, at 8:30 p.m.