Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Best Memes of the Toronto Raptors Obliterating LeBron James & the Cleveland Cavaliers

Best Memes of the Toronto Raptors Obliterating LeBron James & the Cleveland Cavaliers

Before the game Casey encouraged his team, especially the bench, to focus on three-point shots, to make them "with conviction". IN has been on a bit of a skid recently, going 4-6 in their last 10 games, and in was handled pretty easily by the Heat earlier in the week.

The Cavaliers signed Thompson to a five-year, $82 million extension in advance of the 2015-16 season, and he churned out big efforts as a rebounder, rim protector and pick-and-roll partner night after night en route to the franchise's title triumph over the Golden State Warriors.

Following a film session on Wednesday, when Lue highlighted all the poor possessions the Cavs had against the Wolves when they simply didn't play hard enough to give themselves a chance, Cleveland appeared to be a loose group heading into the night.

The loss was the third straight for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Nikola Jokic added 14 points and nine rebounds for Denver, which played without guard Gary Harris, who was excused for personal reasons.

PACERS 97, CAVALIERS 95: Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and IN rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit at Indianapolis.

Whatever the reason, the Cavs were inconsistently consistent.

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"I'm not trying to start anything, just showing that I'm locked in and I'm going to play tough defense on you and you ain't going to get nothing easy", Stephenson said.

Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who improved to 22-20 for the season in front of a crowd of 17,900 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena. He set his career-high in the first half with 18. Valanciunas nearly earned a double-double in six minutes of play in the opening quarter with nine points and nine rebounds.

Trailing 6-4, Cleveland used a 22-0 run to take a 26-6 lead in the first quarter. According to ESPN.com, the Raptors win probability never dropped below 99% in the second half and both team's starting units were pulled by the fourth quarter. This is certainly not the kind of basketball they want to be playing, with games against top-tier opponents including the Warriors, Spurs, and Thunder in the coming days. Isaiah Thomas, who sat out the second night of a back-to-back to protect his hip, has struggled in four games with 12.3 points per game and a 35.3 field-goal percentage.

"We've got to be better", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

"I'm sure the next time we play them they are going to remember this game", said DeRozan. "You've got Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, arguably some of the best shooters in the game today". "We've just got to find a way out of it".

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