May 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National
Basketball Association games:
Cavaliers 115, Raptors 94
LeBron James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds and seven
assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors
115-94 Friday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their
Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series.
The Cavaliers can complete a sweep of the series in Game 4 on
Sunday in Toronto. The Raptors, playing without injured point
guard Kyle Lowry, led by three points after the first half.
The Cavaliers took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and
took command of the game with a 20-3 run. James scored 13 points
in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Love added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Kyrie Irving also scored 16 while Kyle Korver had 14 points.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 37 points while Jonas Valanciunas
added 19 points and eight rebounds.
Spurs 103, Rockets 92
LaMarcus Aldridge scored at will in the paint before San Antonio
turned a late barrage of 3-pointers into a victory over Houston
in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series at Toyota
Aldridge, who scored four points in the Rockets' blowout win in
Game 1, had 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field. Kawhi
Leonard added 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the
Spurs took a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is set for Sunday.
After a dunk by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza cut the deficit to
76-72 with 7:50 left, Aldridge and Leonard combined to score the
next 12 points for the Spurs. The last Leonard basket was a
3-pointer, and when Danny Green followed with two 3-pointerss,
the San Antonio lead was 94-82 with 3:15 left.
Rockets guard James Harden scored a game-high 43 points but had
just five assists. Ariza totaled 17 points but had two after the
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