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LeBron James and the Cavs take game 1 against Raptors in exciting OT win

On a night were the four-time league MVP looked drained and shot poorly, LeBron James still had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double.


Kahron Spearman


Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James filled the stat sheet with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, to lead the Cavs in a 113-112 in overtime comeback win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, to steal Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

 

J.R. Smith scored 20 points for Cleveland, who also got 14 points and 12 rebounds from Tristan Thompson.

My teammates were unbelievable tonight. They were there when I wasnt at my best.

LeBron James
Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

James says it was one of the worst games of his season, shooting 12-of-30 against Toronto, and just 1-of-8 from deep.

 

Kyle Korver scored 19 points, including a clutch go-ahead 3-pointer in OT the first time the Cavs had led in the entire game.

 

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas dominated the paint with 21 points and 21 rebounds. Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 10 assists. DeMar DeRozan netted 22 points.

 

Game 2 is on Thursday.

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