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    Cavaliers complete sweep of top-seeded Raptors to reach fourth straight Eastern Conference finals

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    May 8, 2018
    LeBron James plays 38 minutes, making 12 of 19 field goal attempts. AP

    LEBRON James and the Cavaliers asserted their supremacy over the Toronto Raptors, completing a sweep of the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 128-93 rout on Monday in Cleveland (Tuesday, Manila time).

    James had 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers eliminated the Raptors from the playoffs for the third straight time.

    The Cavaliers used a huge second period, 33-21, to take control of Game Four and held on for their 10th straight playoff win over the Raptors.

    The rest of the Cleveland starters also scored in double figures, with Kevin Lover delivering 23 on 8 of 13 shooting.

    Kyle Korver scored 16, JR Smith had 15 points and George Hill chipped in with 12 points.

    The Raptors, who went 59-23 in the regular season, lost DeMar DeRozan late in the third following a flagrant foul on Jordan Clarkson.

    Jonas Valanciunas led Toronto with 18 points.

    After needing seven games to dispatch the Indiana Pacers in the first round, Cleveland gets some rest as it waits for its conference finals opponent.

    The Boston Celtics lead the Philadelphia 76ers, 3-1, in the other semifinal.

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    LeBron James plays 38 minutes, making 12 of 19 field goal attempts. AP
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