Jonas Valanciunas

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors; Spurs beat Rockets in Game 3

NBA playoffs: Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors; Spurs beat Rockets in Game 3

LeBron James scored 35 points, Kevin Love contributedd 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-94 on Friday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.

DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 19 for the Raptors, who were without three-time All-Star Kyle Lowry. They trailed by only two after three quarters before the Cavaliers quickly blew open the game.

Game 4 is Sunday in Toronto.

The Cavaliers are the only team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons.

Cleveland won 10 straight to...

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