Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 115-84 to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night, a playoffs win by the widest margin in franchise history for the Cavs and head coach Tyronn Lue, who is Black....Game 2 is Thursday, May 19 at 8:30 pm EST....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Kyrie Irving (left) and megastar LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 win Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Irving leading the Cavs in scoring with 27 points,  and James finishing with 24 points, six rebounds and four assists. Photo compliments of Getty Images.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue
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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday won Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena 115-84, a beat down by all standards, and the widest margin playoffs game win in franchise history. 

The domination Tuesday night by the team, led by megastar LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, is an indication of what the Raptors have to overcome to walk away with an Eastern Conference title, and it spells trouble, sports pundits have said. 

Irving led the Cavs in scoring with 27 points, followed by James, who scored 24 points on 11of 13 shooting, coupled with six rebounds and four assists. 

Demar DeRozan led the Raptors with 18 points and Kyle Lowry finished with eight points. 

Game 2 is Thursday, May 19 at 8:30 pm EST.

It was the ninth straight postseason playoffs win for the Cavs and head coach Tyronn Lue, who is Black and was promoted from associate coach to the top job in January, replacing David Blatt. 

Coming into the conference finals the Cavs were confident after sweeping the Detroit Pistons in the opening series and then ousting the Atlanta Hawks in round two of the series, also with a four-game sweep.

Coach Lue has said at the start of the series that his strategy is to "be aggressive and attack." 

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