For the third straight year, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors had their season cut short at the hands LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. And once again, it came by way a four-game sweep.
LeBron and the Cavs wrapped up their series against the Raptors last night with a 35-point victory, in which DeRozan finished with 13 points on 5–11 shooting and a series-low minus-29. DeRozan was also ejected from the game after a flagrant two in the fourth quarter.
In the four games the Eastern Conference Semifinals, LeBron recorded 136 points, 45 assists and 33 rebounds, while DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 138 points, 46 assists, 30 rebounds.
After another disappointing finish to their season, the Raptors All-Star shooting guard recalled how rough the last three seasons have been.
Last night’s 128-93 win marked Cleveland’s 10th straight post-season victory against Toronto, as the Cavs have now swept the Raptors in back-to-back playfs and have eliminated them from playf contention in three straight years.
LeBron and the Cavs are now heading back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth consecutive season. For LeBron, it will be his 10th Eastern Conference Finals appearance in the last 12 seasons.