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Cavs outclass Raptors: Delly goes down injured

Roar Rookie
20th May, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have demolished the Toronto Raptors to take a dominant lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, although the win was tarnished by an injury to Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova.

The Cavaliers won 108-89 on Thursday on their home court.

They lead the best-of-seven series 2-0, with the next two games in Toronto.

» Game 2: Cavaliers vs Raptors live blog

The Cavaliers’ big three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were huge against a Toronto team that appears to have no answer.

“Everyone is putting in their own individual work and we are giving it to one another and it works great when you are able to do that,” James, who had a triple-double of 23 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, said.

“Everyone is feeding off each other.”

Dellavedova rolled his left ankle early in the fourth quarter and attempted to continue, but soon after motioned to coach Tyronn Lue to pull him from the game.

Lue played down the injury, but will wait for the team’s medical staff to assess the ankle.

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“I talked to him when he first came out of the game and he said it was a little tweak, but he was OK,” Lue said.

Dellavedova missed all three of his field goals and had just three assists from almost eight minutes, but Lue praised the Victorian’s defence in the second quarter on Raptors guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

Irving had 26 points and Love had 19 points and five rebounds.

DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points.

The Raptors put up a fight in the first quarter, ending the period only down 30-28, but at halftime they trailed 62-48.

In Tuesday’s game one the Cavaliers’ won by 31 points.

The Cavaliers have led by double figures in the second-half of both games.

Game three is on Saturday.

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