The Cavs hit the gas late in the second quarter and Toronto buckled, failing to offer even token resistance after halftime as Cleveland cruised to a 128-93 win to put an exclamation mark on the four-game sweep.
In the first round of the Cavs-Pacers series, the Indiana Pacers exposed some of their opponent's vulnerabilities. So as everyone was burying my teammates alive throughout that first-round series, I just continued to tell them, 'Listen, we can't win without each and every one doing their job and being as great as they can be, ' and I continued to preach that.
There will be no historic comeback. There's little question Toronto would be downgrading in the regular season - that's the whole reason the Hornets, still hoping just to make the playoffs, would make the trade - but Batum's playmaking from the wing would move the Raptors' starting lineup closer to the kind of pass-first style the team's young reserves play.
James arrived at Quicken Loans Arena three hours before tip-off wearing a baseball cap that said: "Don't Trip".
Coach Tyronn Lue hinted prior to Game 4 that he was considering giving Osman a chance to play instead of Hood - who's also struggled defensively - and prior to the game said he had held a discussion with Hood and said "he could be better, he knows that". But he was tired after a seven-game first series.
DeMar DeRozan emphasized he "probably won't watch basketball for awhile" following the Raptors' 4-0 series loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, became the second team in the post season to advance following their 112-102 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 on Tuesday in their separate semis series in the Western Conference.
The final minutes of Game 1 was an absolute disaster for the Raptors. James played provider, feeding Love with an audacious behind-the-back pass, as Cleveland went on a 14-2 run to lead 63-47 at the half.
Drake, whose handle is "champagnepapi", replied, with three loudly crying face emojis: "nah my season starts in June junior".
It appears that LeBron James has done more than enough to end the "LeBron isn't clutch" narrative.
It's back to the drawing board for Toronto. They claimed the Atlantic Division crown, clinched the first seed in the East and the duo of DeRozan and Kyle Lowry was at the forefront of the charge.
"You're looking at one of the guys that is going to go down as one of the greatest ever", Casey said.