Cavaliers complete Raptors rout

08 May 2018 12:45:37 EST

In what was expected to be the most ready Toronto Raptors team to dethrone LeBron James, the top seed in the Eastern Conference came up terribly short and were swept in four games by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The hosts smashed the visitors from Canada 128-93 in a brutally one-sided affair at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio.

Leading the way for Cleveland was James, as the small forward from Akron, Ohio had a game high 29 points while pulling down eight rebounds and passing out 11 assists for a double-double for the contest.

The 33-year-old is now heading to an impressive 10th Eastern Conference Final in the past 12 years and will most likely be the favourite to make his eighth straight NBA Finals.

By contrast the two Toronto stars were shutdown on Monday, as Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan only combined for 18 points in the key series ending game.

After finishing off Toronto in just four games, the Cavaliers will now wait for their next round opponent, as the Boston Celtics currently lead the Philadelphia 76ers 3-1 in their series, with Game 5 to be played at the TD Garden in Boston.

Cleveland will be on the road to start the next series, as the Cavaliers are the lowest remaining seed in the Eastern Conference.

All 130 teams in NBA history that have gone down 3-0 have lost.

Something to keep in mind for the next potential opponent for the Cavaliers, as the 76ers lost the first three games in their second round series. 

Cleveland are 4/9 to win the Eastern Conference and 9/2 for the Championship.

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