With an absolute blowout victory over the Raptors on Thursday, the city of Toronto has been renamed as “LeBronto” for the time being.
As you would guess, the mayor of this newly named Toronto is LeBron James, who completely dominated the Raptors in the first two games of this series.
In Game 2, LeBron was a textbook definition of efficient. He scored 43 points while dishing out 14 assists. He also rediscovered Kevin Love, who added 31 points and 11 boards in the effort to slay the dinosaurs from the north. Also, Toronto’s own, Tristan Thompson, has found a redeeming role in this series, providing great energy and rebounding off the bench.
The Cavaliers lead the Raptors 2-0 and you have to wonder what the psychological barrier looks like for Toronto.
Picture this, the Raptors spent all 82 games of the regular season working every night to secure the No. 1 seed in the East and claim a home-court advantage over the Cavs. It took one night to lose the home court advantage that they worked all year for.
Not only have they found themselves in a two-game deficit, but the Raptors have lost eight-straight playoff games to LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Now the Raps have to leave their city, their fans and Drake just to travel to Cleveland in a two-game hole. It’s not going to be easy for the Raptors to overcome LeBron and the Cavs, who are suddenly clicking on all cylinders.
Moving forward, look for coach Tyronn Lue and the Cavaliers to keep the same game plan and contain the dynamic Raptor bench while feeding Kevin Love on the offensive side of the basketball.
Jurassic Park has been silenced. Home court has been compromised. Onto Cleveland.