Horry Scale: LeBron James floats in Game 3 victor at buzzer


Kyle Lowry has had his season end at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers the last two seasons.

Casey went with CJ Miles and OG Anunoby primarily down the stretch.

James' final shot came after Toronto erased a 14-point deficit when the fourth quarter started to tie the game. He is now averaging 35.7 points and 11 assists in the first three games of this series, shooting 53.6 percent from the field.

After going 59-23 in the regular season, the Raptors now stand on the brink of elimination, down 3-0 to those supposedly vulnerable Cavaliers with little reason for fans to expect this series will be going back to Toronto.

The Raptors managed to claw back from commanding Cavaliers leads multiple times, but were never able to follow through and reverse the course of the series.

"Closing the quarters, we haven't done a good job defensively", he said. "You know he's going left and he made a tough shot".

"Tie game, down by one or whatever the case may be, I live for those moments", said James, who also practises for those moments.

DIFFICULTY: James had exactly eight seconds to traverse the length of the court for the optimal shot.

Immediately after winning two games in Canada, the Cavs came dwelling and won a brawl using the Raptors, that simply can't even be at James.

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"Fight, that's what it feels like - fight", Lowry said of his mentality heading in Game 4. Toronto'd the East's best record, " the No. 1 seed, homecourt advantage as well as a Cleveland team that appeared very beatable.

"There was way more time than I needed", he said.

"It's extremely hard, extremely hard", DeRozan said. "You see him do it every single day (in practice)".

The unquestioned highlight of the first half, and maybe the entire playoffs, was Joel Embiid's huge dunk all over Aron Baynes off of a sweet dish from Ben Simmons.

Still on a night when Toronto need to have all guns firing, DeRozan wasn't a factor with a 3-of-12 shooting night. He inserted 6-foot guard Fred VanVleet and benched forward Ibaka, going with a smaller lineup to push the pace. "I've got another game, got another opportunity".

James has turned this series against the Raptors into a shot-making exhibition.

The Houston Rockets ended the Utah Jazz's seven-game home winning streak with a dominant game-three performance and game four will be a great indicator as to whether this game was a backbreaker or a wake-up call for Utah.

Serge Ibaka's basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. James moved past Tony Parker (226) for the fifth-most games in postseason history.