Masai Ujiri: Raptors Need A Culture Reset

James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals. PG Cory Joseph started at point guard for the Raptors with Lowry out.There were no points scored for the first 2:19 of the game Sunday before Cleveland F LeBron James scored on a dunk off a fast break.The Raptors shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, but committed 11 turnovers leading to 17 Cleveland points. "It's not just given to you, you have to go out and earn it".

The 31-year-old Lowry was Toronto's best player in Games 1 and 2 and is also the team's best three-point shooter. I'm just kind of shocked some guys take it so personal. They're the first team to win eight games in a row over consecutive post-season runs. Korver knocked down four of his six looks from three-point range, while Frye buried two of his three attempts from long distance. Toronto has tended to rely more on DeRozan's mid-range game, but coach Dwane Casey said the Raptors need to evolve.

Kyrie Ball: Kyrie Irving took over when the Cavs went behind by one point in the fourth quarter, scoring 11-straight points to give the Cavs a lead they wouldn't relinquish. This past season, the Raptors traded for P.J. Tucker and Serge Ibaka. With a young core led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks might have the best chance to stop James and the Cavs from winning the conference at some point in the next few years.

"I understand that every day I have to be a leader on and off the court", he said.

That's not enough to sign a top-tier free agent to join Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, who signed a five-year, $139 million contract last summer. The postseason was a different story, though, as the All-Star guard only averaged 15.8 points in the eight games he played in.

When asked to assess his performance on the season, Casey said "could have done better".

'We feel like we're in control, ' Wall said. After suffering a sprained left ankle in Game 2 against the Cavaliers, he was unable to play in the final two games of the series.

"It's all Kyle Lowry's turtleneck's fault", one person wrote on Twitter about Kyle's appearance during the Raptors' final game of this season, while another added, "Why Kyle Lowry dressed like Wesley Snipes in New Jack City". James led all scorers with 10 points and Ibaka led Toronto with seven points. Korver, who did not play in the first quarter, was 6 of 8 in the second quarter, including his four 3-pointers.

Trailing 53-48 before the run, Washington led 74-53 on Porter's layup with 5 minutes left in the third. And you can win a lot of games with Lowry as your point guard.

A rim protector who can shoot and defend on the perimeter, Ibaka fits the 3-point friendly style now employed by numerous league's top contenders. "They get hot, one of the best shooters in the league in Kyle Korver". Harden was superb throughout, recording game highs in points (28) and assists (12) to resuscitate an offensive attack that went silent as the Spurs rolled to victories in Games 2 and 3.

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