Cleveland Cavalier and Houston Rockets win in National Basketball Association playoffs

LeBron James resisted drinking some beer.

The motto from the Survivor TV series sums up Monday night's Raptors-Cavaliers second round NBA Playoff series opener to a T.

"For the most part, we kept the energy level up for 48 minutes", James said. James then stopped, grabbed a beer out of a fan's hands and almost took a swig.

The game turned, said Lowry and DeRozan, on Toronto's defensive lapses. "We've gotta find ways to limit the spurts", Lowry said. "We pushed the tempo". "They get big spurts, and we fight back". "We found a way to get ourselves to 47 wins throughout the regular season". The Cavs led by as many as 25 points and were ahead by 22 when the fourth quarter began.

Tristan Thompson was a +33, Kyrie Irving was a +32 and Kevin Love was a +29.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson (54) in the first half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Cleveland. "He changes the dynamics", Casey said. We got some great looks tonight that didn't fall. That's been our mantra. We won't relax, we won't get comfortable because we know what happened a year ago after we won our first two games here.

It was the most complete game the Cavs have played this postseason so far and LeBron believes that his team is starting to turn a corner - something he alluded to in his comments after Game 2 of the first round series with Indiana.

The Cavaliers emerged out of the gate strong, leading to a 12-point lead as the first quarter buzzer rang out.

Tony Parker added 11 points and Jonathon Simmons had 10 for the Spurs. "I see it going on, I hear it, but I don't really get involved in it unless, like I said, someone says something to me, and then I can do both".

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Trevor Ariza top scored for the Rockets with 23 points, with James Harden adding 20.

All of those worries seemed unfounded as the Cavs surged to an 18-point lead early in the second quarter. Stop getting kicked out against Toronto all the time.

James scored 35 on 13 of 23 shooting and also had 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers. The Raptors were able to get within two in the second quarter, but were unable to ever retake the lead as Cleveland earned a 116-105 Game 1 victory to take a 1-0 series lead. They have lost their last 10 openers.

It appeared stencilled on sidewalks near the Quicken Loans Arena, and printed on the souvenir T-shirts draped over every seat in the building.

Go Browns: New Browns QB DeShone Kizer, a Toledo native was introduced on the Jumbotron, as were Joe Haden and Bernie Kosar. Old school hip hop artist Montell Jordan sang his 1995 hit "This is How We Do It" at halftime.

"We know they're going to be a high-flying team at home", Lowry said of the Cavs.

That held true in the first half, at least, when the Cavs built an 18-point lead only to watch the Raptors go on a 19-3 burst to pull within 41-39.

By the end of the quarter the Raps were down 12 and the Raptors frontcourt (or bigs) were a combined 3-for-13.

These Raptors don't want that to happen again.


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