Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. They rudely roughed up the Raptors again.
LeBron James scored 23 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
On their court in front of 20,000-plus screaming fans following two straight losses in Canada, the Cavaliers opened a 34-point lead in the first half and never slowed while taking a 3-2 series lead.
They can clinch their second straight conference title and trip to the NBA Finals on Friday night in...