By the time Sunday's Game 4 began, with Toronto on the brink of elimination, the Raptors had turned in just three competitive quarters over the course of three contests, all of which were decided by double figures. Korver jumped from 5.3 to 10.3, scoring 32 points in the final two games against the Raptors.
"There's always areas in our team, in our play, that I feel like I can do a better job, our staff, we all can do better", Casey said. "It's gong to take a herculean effort to beat them". That's the mindset I felt like all of us had'.
He eventually left for Miami, saying he needed to learn how to win, and along with a cast of All-Stars won two National Basketball Association titles in four seasons before returning to Cleveland.
Wall had seven of his 27 points and three of his 12 assists during the run as the Celtics committed eight turnovers - including back-to-back shot-clock violations - and went 0 for 5.
DeRozan said the players stuck by the six-year Raptors coach.
'It is our defence, ' said Beal, who had a game-high 29 points. "It happened. We got swept".
In the third quarter, things started off well for the Cavs as they built their lead to 16 points at 69-53 when Irving hit a jump shot.
Aldridge, who scored four points in the Rockets' blowout win in Game 1, had 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field. "I want him to win (the championship again) though". The Cavaliers will now appear in their third-straight Eastern Conference Finals.
Celtics centre Al Horford said: "We just turned the ball over a lot". 'Their attack in transition killed us'. Shutting down Toronto should not have been such an easy task, particularly considering the Raptors entered the playoffs with the sixth-best offense in the National Basketball Association, higher than luminaries such as the Spurs, Celtics and Wizards.
After Lowry's Raptors were dusted in four games by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the three-time All-Star left no room for interpretation when indicating what he plans to do this offseason. "And we got a couple nicks and bruises from the first two rounds", James told ABC's Lisa Salters afterward. "The guys that are free agents, the guys that are coming back, we gotta understand, we gotta work on our game, become better, and leave it up to the front office to figure out everything else".
Lowry injured the ankle early in the second half of Game 2 in Cleveland but, after sitting out briefly, was able to play eight more minutes before he was removed for the rest of the game.
'It's got to be called differently, ' Thomas said. I'm gonna say it one more time. It's a make-or-miss league and the Raptors missed a lot of open shots. Tucker wondered. "You don't know". Toronto was one of only three teams - and the only one in the Eastern Conference - in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. They're the first team to win eight games in a row over consecutive post-season runs.