Cavaliers cruise past Raptors again

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Cavaliers cruise past Raptors again

Los Angeles (AFP) – LeBron James became the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer in the postseason with a 39 point performance as the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in game two of their playoff series.

James nailed a three pointer in the second half to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 playoff points.

The win gives Cleveland a 2-0 series lead but game three is in Toronto on Friday.

James also joined Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Manu Ginobili to become the fourth player in league history to make 300 playoff three-pointers in a career. And he now has 89 playoff games with at least 30 points, which moved him past Kobe Bryant. Only Jordan (109) has more.

Kyrie Irving added 22 points and 11 assists for Cleveland, who also received 18 points from Channing Frye. Iman Shumpert came off the bench to score 14.

The Raptors were led by Jonas Valanciunas who had 23 points. All-Star guard Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, but injured his left ankle in the third quarter and was out of the game for good by the fourth.

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Norman Powell of the Toronto Raptors during Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals
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