The Toronto Raptors may have managed a much-needed Game 3 win this weekend against the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals, but they’ll have their work cut out for them tonight at the Air Canada Center in Ontario.
After dropping two brutal games by a combined 50 points, the Raptors responded behind a 20 point effort from Kyle Lowry to hand the Cavaliers their first loss of the NBA playoffs. DeMar DeRozan added 32 points while Bismack Biyombo notched a franchise playoff record 26 rebounds, besting LeBron James‘ 24 points on the road.
“They came out and they beat us. They were more aggressive. They were more physical. They were more active. They were faster. They beat us to the ball,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue after the loss.
The “We The North” rallying cries will be loud tonight as the Raptors look to equalize the series before heading back to Ohio for Game 5. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, and fans can live stream the game using the WatchESPN app. ESPN begins its coverage of the game at 7:30 p.m. ET with NBA Countdown hosted by Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins, Doris Burke, and Chauncey Billups. Live SportsCenter coverage and analysis begins immediately following the game on ESPN.
“[Our] guys will be better,” James vowed in anticipation of Game 4.
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