With a 128-93 win in Monday night’s Game 4 against the Raptors, the Cavs are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll face the winner of the Celtics-76ers series. Boston currently leads that series 3-1 and has a chance to wrap up the series on Wednesday.
James led the Cavs with 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Kevin Love finished with 23 points and six rebounds, while Kyle Korver scored 16 points, 12 of which came on three-pointers. All five Cavaliers starters finished in double-figures.
The Cavs started out the game with three players scoring in double-figures in the first quarter, but with LeBron James not being one of them. After leading by four points after the first quarter, Cleveland briefly trailed in the second after a Jonas Valanciunas layup, but took back the lead less than a minute later. At the half, Cleveland had pushed its lead back up to 16.
By the end of the third quarter, with James, Love and the rest of the team getting just about any look they wanted, the Cavs led by 28 points, hitting 100 points in the process.
In the the third quarter, the Raptors DeMar DeRozan was ejected after committing a flagrant 2 foul on Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson. He finished the game with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
James started the fourth quarter, but came out for good with 7:38 left in the game and the Cavs up by 30 points. He also pushed his streak of leading the Cavs in scoring to 12 games.
Monday’s win also marks the third year in a row the Cavs have sent the Raptors home from the playoffs. And with the 4-0 series sweep, Cleveland is 12-2 against the Raptors over the last three seasons. Toronto is also the first No. 1 seed to be swept before the conference finals in modern NBA history.
This also marks the sixth straight postseason where James has been involved in a sweep.
Up next: The Cavs will wait to face the winner of the Philadelphia and Boston with the series starting up this weekend on the road.