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    Cavaliers one win away from conference finals with big road victory over Raptors

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    May 6, 2017
    LeBron James and the Cavaliers make it seven straight wins in the postseason. AP

    THE Cleveland Cavaliers maintained its fine run, defeating the Raptors, 115-94, in Game Three of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday in Toronto (Saturday, Manila time).

    LeBron James continued his strong postseason play as the Cavaliers used a strong fourth quarter run and held on for the win.

    The Cavaliers, who entered the playoffs on a four-game skid, is now unbeaten in seven playoff games, closing in on another series sweep after disposing of the Indiana Pacers in four.

    Toronto will try to avoid getting swept when Game Four is played at home again on Sunday.

    James scored 35 on 9 of 16 shooting in 41 minutes of action.

    Kevin Love had 16 points, making 6 of 9 field goal attempts, while Kyrie Irving went 7 for 21 and also wound up with 16 points.

    Kyle Korver came up huge off the bench, making 5 of 7 shots, four from beyond the arc, and finishing with 14 markers.

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    The Raptors managed to score only three points in the first six and a half minutes of the final period, allowing the Cavaliers to pull away.

    Toronto playmaker Kyle Lowry skipped the game due to a left ankle sprain sustained in Game Two.

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    LeBron James and the Cavaliers make it seven straight wins in the postseason. AP
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