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

James coach described his heroics as'unbelievable play and noted'He's been so huge for

James coach described his heroics as'unbelievable play and noted'He's been so huge for

After sweeping the Toronto Raptors nearly single-handedly, LeBron James and Company now play the waiting game, awaiting the victor of the Boston-Philadelphia series, which brings up a realistic question: Is James' path to the NBA Finals inevitable?

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors, 128-93, on Monday to complete a series sweep in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

DeRozan and the Raptors have fell to the Cavaliers the last three seasons, so it's a reasonable reaction from the Raptors superstar who doesn't want to bear the sight of Cleveland potentially advancing to its fourth-straight NBA Finals appearance.

Toronto's miserable night saw DeMar DeRozan ejected in the fourth quarter while Kyle Lowry was restricted to just five points.

Whether the win over Toronto means the Cavs have been grossly underestimated, or whether it was more of a case of the Raptors buckling under pressure again, remains to be seen, but here's four things we learnt from the Eastern Conference Semifinals. James took all the right shots, made all of the right passes, and played a key role in shutting down Toronto on defense.

"To be the best, you've got to beat the best".

James had 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in the Game 4 clincher-another terrific stat line that we've become accustomed to seeing from the 14-time All-Star. After an impressive performances in Games 2 and 3, Love continued his stellar play with 23 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 30 minutes.

The Cavaliers eliminated Toronto for third straight season with a 128-93 shellacking in Game 4 of their second-round sweep Monday. But the most important thing that they had was a coach who was a part of the franchise that had stopped LeBron James in the 2011 finals.

Per Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Hood caused a fuss on the Cavs' bench when Lue attempted to insert him for LeBron James with 7:38 to play. When compared to most teams, in terms of chemistry, this team is at its half-season mark, not at a playoff level.

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James arrived at Quicken Loans Arena three hours before tip-off wearing a baseball cap that said: "Don't Trip". "We've done that from IN to Toronto".

"It's a different game in playoffs, it's a totally different approach", Casey said. When teams go on big runs, he's been able to stop those momentums. It was a rough end to what was an fantastic regular season. They'll be working without knowing their next opponent if Philadelphia wins Game 5 in Boston on May 9.

A post-season run which appeared so full of promise 10 days ago has crashed and burned.

"I've been lying to myself for the last two, three weeks just because I had plans on playing into June", VanVleet said.

Hill missed basically 3 1/2 games of the Pacers series because of a back injury.

The 10-footer came just seconds after Toronto had tied it 103-103 on OG Anunoby's three-pointer with eight seconds on the clock. "We had a lot of challenges to start the series knowing the domination they had in the regular season".

"It's been tough circumstances as far as the first round and playing now and getting spot minutes more than anything", Lue said.

"But it's nothing that I had to say verbally".

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