LeBron James becomes NBA postseason steals leader

Cavs head into Game 7 with season franchise on the line

Cleveland earned the right to advance by holding off IN 105-101 IN Game 7 of their first round series Sunday.

In Game 3 of this series, James will pass Tony Parker for fifth with his 227th career playoff game.

Numeral 23 was especially good in the last two regular season meetings against Toronto, netting 35 points and handing out 17 assists without a single turnover in the March 21 victory and doubling-up with 27 points and 10 boards in Cleveland's comeback win at The Q on April 3. The Cavs ran a Larry Nance-LeBron James pick-and-roll combo with great effect for most of the first round, and they could actually do a better job against the Raptors who will often have slow-footed Valanciunas and Poetl on the floor playing center.

If the IN series was any indication, James might have to do it again.

Those ballooning figures are largely a reflection of the Cavs' struggles against the Pacers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

A loss would not only have ended the Cavs' season earlier than expected and their reign as three-time conference champs, but it would have pushed James closer to free agency.

Although Cleveland is excited to get to this round, the Cavs have to be anxious about how they'll fare against the Raptors. The Raptors, top to bottom, are the better team. The Cavaliers have been good at the line, cashing in 76 percent of their chances. He added eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a brilliant performance that once again showcased his versatility and dominance. Kevin Love needs to consistently hit three pointers. Get all five guys on the court working together to stop him. Now it's time to take that next step with a signature series of success.

They have an intriguing bench unit which is capable of going toe-to-toe with its best competitor in the league on its night - the Cavs have a better net rating with LeBron off the court than with him on it for the first time in 4 seasons.

How the series plays out The Raptors win if...

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"They got the best bench in the National Basketball Association - that's going to come into play". "I want to go home", he added. The Rockets can be unbelievable on offense but rely on the 3-point shot at beyond an alarming rate.

Prediction: Cavaliers win in six games.

James had three total halves featuring 20 or more points.

Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Bet the Cleveland Cavaliers -5.5 over the Indiana Pacers in game 7. "Just knowing that, you've got to know it's going to be a physical game". Let's go, that's what you here for. LeBron is a terrific athlete but you can't expect him to put up 45 points a night to try and save you.

What Lue's lineup will look like for Game 1 Tuesday against Toronto, he wouldn't say.

In the first round, James logged more than 41 minutes per game. They were fortunate to get here, in part due to a free throw disparity in Game 7: they were 31 of 40 while in was 19 of 24.

The Cavs won't shoot as poorly in round two as they did in round one and once the shots fall this team will roll. The Raptors' bench is finally whole now with the return of spark plug Fred VanVleet and that will help immensely. Against the Pacers, he averaged 34.4 points, 10 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game. Despite a strong push and almost every reason to believe this Pacers team could advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, here are the key reasons why instead, the Cinderella season is sadly over.

However, having Korver as the second-best contributor on your team through a seven-game series does not bode well for future rounds.

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