LeBron James hails this year's rookie class as the best since 2003

Damon Stoudamire

"They happened to run into LeBron", he said of the Raptors.

The Cavs' first two series were exactly what they needed.

"Everyone had counted Cleveland out", said coach Dwane Casey, whose job could be in jeopardy. There was no comeback from the Raptors and they let the Cavaliers take over games.

Toronto won 59 games in the regular season.

LeBron James No. 23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with Cedi Osman No. 16 after hitting the game winning shot to beat the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 5, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Toronto Raptors were arguably the worst No. 1 seed in National Basketball Association history, for sure in the past decade - I want to make that clear.

It's all on the table.

Against Indiana, it was the first time in the King's career that no teammate averaged 20 points in a series.

James went to the podium for his post-game interviews wearing a black hat that simply read "Don't Trip".

"To be the best, you've got to beat the best", Lowry said. "They have more raw talent than Boston, but you can just see the stars in their eyes". After missing three-and-a-half games of Cleveland's seven-game, opening-round series with the Indiana Pacers, the return of Hill might have been the biggest revelation for the Cavs, who were in desperate need of a primary ball-handler to pair alongside James.

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"Defensively we're playing pretty good", Lue said.

He could use the rest.

LeBron and Company will now likely face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. I believe in what I bring to the table and what I can provide to the team, and I believe in my teammates. "They haven't lost to any other team the past three years but us".

"We understand that and we just have to come out with the right mindset and match their intensity early and try to close it out if we can".

The 33-year-old, a 14-time All-Star, is little over 1,000 points from overtaking Jordan - who many, like Barkley, believe to be the best of all time - in the all-time scoring charts. It's always like, why would he shoot a shot like that - to win a playoff game?

Casey also made a lineup change in Game 3, inserting a third guard (Fred VanVleet) for Serge Ibaka.

With Cleveland leading 110-80 and on its way to sweeping the series, the Cavs called timeout to replace superstar LeBron James.

Fair reminder: This is the same guy who just a month ago said he couldn't "fathom" James losing to the Celtics in the playoffs. For whatever reason, we got the unlucky draw every year of going against him. "We'll get to enjoy it and come back locked in ready to play whoever we have to defend". Also, too, it was done with Tristan Thompson in mind, getting Serge in to go against him.

Now the Raptors' general manager will have to make a series of tough decisions. "Every quarter felt like really important, and it was, but I think we learned a lot about ourselves in the series, and I think the Pacers made us better".

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