For a few minutes, it looked as if the Cleveland Cavaliers were again figuring it all out. To start the fourth quarter, the Cavs made 14 straight baskets and cut a what was a 18-point deficit down to two before taking their first lead 8:21 left to play in the fourth. For a moment, the Cavs had their mojo back.
That is until the Raptors poured it on again late en route to a 105-99 to tie the series at 2-2. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan led the way for Toronto with 35 and 32 points respectively. LeBron James had 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists while playing all of the second half. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and Channing Frye added 12 off the bench.
As they did in Game 3, the Cavs fell behind by eight early, but Frye came in and the Cavs ended up only down by three at the end of the first quarter. In the second, though, Lowry scored 15 points and the Raptors took a 57-41 lead into the half.
Cleveland, though, responded in the third and starting hitting threes again after struggling from the field in the first half. Irving had 12 in the period and the Cavs trailed by nine heading into the fourth.
With LeBron playing with Frye, Matthew Dellavedova, Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert that gave Toronto a lot of fits by running the same play over and over again. After the Cavs took their first lead, the two teams traded baskets. Then, the Raptors went on a 5-0 run to take a three-point lead and then took a five-point lead on afer making 2-4 free throws on back-to-back possession. After an Irving three cut the lead down to three, DeRozan scored on the next possession to put the lede back up to four. J.R. Smith was then was blocked by Bismack Biyombo on the Cavs' next possession and after Lowry missed, Biyombo grabbed an offensive rebound to set a Lowry make that gave a Toronto a six-point lead with seconds to play.
Game 5 between the Cavs and Raptors will be Wednesday in Cleveland. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. and the game will air live on ESPN.