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LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors

LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors

While it was seen as an inevitability before, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry officially confirmed Monday he will be opting out of the final year of his current deal and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Kyle Lowry was pretty confident that he could take the Toronto Raptors far this season.

Lowry said before the season began that he would opt-out of his contract and reiterated that point during Raptors exit interviews after they were swept out of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "If not, I'm open to seeing what else is out there".

"It's something I have been through before", Lowry said. "I don't think it's going to stop anytime soon. Since I got here, everything was easier, and I had fun with them". "I didn't call or pressure him the first time, and he didn't do that to me", DeRozan said. Hopes for the season had been high after their historic post-season run a year ago.

Washington played without reserve forward Kelly Oubre Jr., who was suspended one game for charging and pushing Olynyk in the second quarter of Game 3 following a hard pick set by Olynyk.

Cleveland had Toronto's number from three-point range, outscoring the Raptors 183-81 from beyond the arc in the series.

There were moral victories to be found for Toronto in this one, with the big runs and the fight they displayed to the bitter end, but they were simply knocked down by a better basketball team, losing the four games by an average of 15.3 points per contest.

"We needed that, we needed to be tested throughout 48-minute games", Irving said.

Some will talk about the season that was, other will talk about the offseason to come, but we're here one last time to talk about one game and the numbers that stood out.

Beyond James, the difference once again?

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"You know what? That's a good question".

"I want a ring", he said. Four. That'll be my fourth time. Which I will do.

He's so damn good he gets in your head and the Raptors were awestruck from the moment this series began, whether they care to admit it or not. 'We're playing for pride. Do they really want to go back?

"It's tough", Casey said.

The Cavs finished off the Raptors about an hour before Game 4 between the Celtics and Wizards tipped off in Washington.

Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Game 2 and aggravated the injury while trying to warm up for Friday's Game 3.

"It just sucks", Tucker said. "I wanted to be out there with my teammates and I wanted to play".

However, LeBron quickly showed both Lowry and DeRozan that he wanted to win and stole the show each game, sending the Raptors packing in just four games. "But it's not the best basketball that we could play". "He's got to make the decision, as a friend I've got to be there to support him".

Whether it's the city of Toronto, hoops fans, the franchise willing to do whatever is necessary to win, there are plenty of enticing factors to seduce a free agent.

Tucker proved his worth in the playoffs, particularly in Game 4 against Cleveland when he forced LeBron James to make six turnovers.


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