The Toronto Raptors were six-point favorites to win Game 2 of their second-round playoff series to the Cleveland Cavaliers after losing Game 1 by the narrowest of margins. The team was so desperate for a win that the general manager sent out a note to local businesses asking for fans to be let out of work early for the game.
Through one half of play, it looked like Toronto would have a chance to exact some revenge for Game 1, up by two points. Then the Cavaliers went on a 18-5 run to open the second half, and the route was on.
Cool 18-5 run for the Cavaliers in 4:10 to start the second half, including going 3-for-3 from three. This one is getting away from the Raptors – fast.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 3, 2018
In the end, it was a complete bloodbath. Lebron James scored 43 points, dished 14 assists, came two rebounds shy of a triple-double and set another playoff record passing His Airness in the process. Not surprisingly, his Cavs did whatever they wanted to in the second half to win by the score of 128-110.
When LeBron smells fear he makes it fun to watch. He’s literally trolling the Raptors. He’s gone Dirk Nowitzki on us because he can.
— BEAN 🏁🏁🏁 (@MGRADS) May 4, 2018
— Ryan Marquette (@Ryan_Marquette) May 4, 2018
Given Toronto’s struggles with postseason play in the past, especially against King James, Twitter was not kind to the Raptors for getting annihilated in this one.
— BlackIsROYALTY! 👑✊🏿 (@Eeenvincible) May 4, 2018
Raptors will officially be known as the Toronto Lebronskids.
— RealWillFelder (@realwillfelder) May 4, 2018
The announcer just said "LeBronto Raptors"
The disrespect pic.twitter.com/GIcxE3Lm9t
— M. (@E_coastOverdose) May 4, 2018
Game 2, Cavs vs Raptors without context pic.twitter.com/FSRvUE6qEj
— playboi yardie (@CourtDifferent) May 4, 2018