Revenge was what the Toronto Raptors were looking for when they played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Unfortunately, that was not what they were able to get. Just like in the Eastern Conference Finals last season, the Cavaliers defeated the Raptors, as reported by ESPN.
Cleveland Cavaliers starters
There are going to be plenty of nights where Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Love are all clicking. Friday night was one of those instances. The trio combined for 65 points, 24 rebounds, 15 assists, and three blocks. The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win most of their games when their three best players are producing on that level.
Tristan Thompson quietly had a good night by scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The 6-foot-11 power forward also made all five of the shots that he took.
Armed with a new contract worth approximately $57 million, JR Smith knows that expectations are going to be higher. Against the Toronto Raptors, he missed five of the seven shots that he took from beyond the three-point line. Smith did chip in with three steals, however.