The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals by a final score of 116-78. In pure blowout fashion, the Cavs came out firing on all cylinders, taking a 37-19 lead into the second quarter. The squad never looked back and put the game away by halftime, with the score 65-34.
Cleveland shot the lights out, recording 57.1% from the field and 47.6% from beyond the arc. What was even more impressive, was how well they shut down the Raptors. Toronto finished the game shooting 39.1%, and just 17.6% from downtown. More importantly, they held DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry to just 27 combined points on 7/20 shooting.
Kevin Love led the way for the Wine & Gold with 25 points on 8/10 shooting. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each added 23 points of their own. 71 combined points for the Big 3, a number that almost always results in a win for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs will travel back to Toronto for Game 6 in hopes of closing the series out in Canada.