"I go out there every night and fight and try to help this team win". "Right now he's the enemy and we've got to do a better job of not being part of history".
Twice already Toronto has been dispatched by Cleveland in the post-season.
And rubbing salt into the Raptors wound, James credited Toronto coach Dwane Casey for forcing him to becoming a better player after the 2011 National Basketball Association final that saw the Dallas Mavericks, whose defence was orchestrated by then-Mavericks assistant coach Casey, beat James' Miami Heat in six games.
The Raptors led for most of the first half, but never by more than nine points, and were clutching just a two-point advantage at halftime. According to Kevin Love, it's something James told his teammates he'd do going into Game 2. The Cavs' coach said nothing had changed in his player's mindset, but Love was obviously more comfortable the floor.
Love said he knew at the morning shootaround that James was locked in when he predicted some of the improbable jump shots. "Yeah, we gotta play harder".
Jayson Tatum helped clinch the win with two free throws just before the final buzzer, finishing with 21 points. "Nobody's going to feel sorry for us, so the only thing you can do is come out and play with pride and prove the fact that we're a better team than we showed tonight". The Cavs outscored the Raptors 37-24 in the third to take an 11-point edge into the fourth, and Toronto didn't challenge again.
The Celtics also took a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference series.
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Everyone seems to be taking their shots.
It's savage work, but even a Raptors fan can admit that it's amusing stuff. "I don't know what it is". The Toronto Raptors still fold like a cheap suit when they face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs.
The Raptors, who won a franchise record 59 regular season games this year and are the top seed in the East, are now down 2-0 in the series heading to Cleveland. "When you turn the ball over three times, now you can get back and get your defense set". The Raptors just can't find a way to beat the guy, and they play like a completely different team when going against him.
The online humiliation went into overdrive at the end of the third quarter, when ESPN announcer Mark Jones called the city "LeBronto" as the broadcast went to a commercial break. The Raptors shot 54.3 percent.
Toronto has now lost eight straight playoff games to Cleveland since 2016, including five straight at the Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors gave away a 113-112 decision in overtime in Tuesday's Game 1, starting out strong and leading throughout regulation but missing countless shots down the stretch.