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After OG Anunoby tied the game at 103 on a three-point shot with 8.8 seconds remaining for the Toronto Raptors and overtime wasn't guaranteed because on the opposing side, the Cleveland Cavaliers had Lebron James. After the timeout, Lebron took the ball up the court on the left side and he made a floater off the glass as time expired to lift the Cavaliers to a 105-103 win in Game 3. Cleveland leads this series 3-0.
Toronto trailed by as many 10 points in the fourth-quarter and by 17 at one point in the game. The Raptors never led once in the game. Lebron James scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting and he also grabbed six rebounds and recorded seven assists. Lebron was also a factor on the defensive end with one block and three steals.
Kevin Love recorded another double-double for the Cleveland Cavaliers with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Love looked good for the second consecutive game and this is a good sign for them.
Kyle Korver scored 18 points and he made four-out-of-six 3's. He also grabbed four rebounds and recorded two assists. George Hill scored 12 points and recorded two assists. Jeff Green scored 11 points off the bench and the only other Cleveland to score off the bench was Jordan Clarkson with five points.
Kyle Lowry was one of the reasons why the Toronto Raptors almost came back to win Game 3. He scored 27 points and made nine shots on 13 attempts. Lowry also grabbed three rebounds, recorded seven assists, and had two steals. OG Anunoby stepped up for the Raptors in Game 3 with 18 points and he made seven shots on 12 attempts. He also grabbed four rebounds and blocked a shot.
Jonas Valanciunas recorded another double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He also blocked two shots. DeMar Derozan struggled all game long and he just managed to only score eight points on three made shots on 12 tries. Toronto's bench scored 32 points. Serge Ibaka scored 11 of them and he also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots.
C.J. Miles scored 13 points and he grabbed six rebounds and also recorded a steal. Ibaka and Miles each had an assist. The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of being swept away in the second-round for the second consecutive season by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 4 will be on Monday Night in Cleveland and the Cavaliers will look to advance to the conference finals for the fourth consecutive season and Lebron will be looking to advance to his eighth consecutive conference finals.