Cavs through to NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are Eastern Conference champions for the second year running after beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 on Friday.

The victory sees the Cavs wrap up the series 4-2 and book their spot in the NBA finals where they will face either defending champions the Golden State Warriors or the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder hold a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Cavs dominated the game at the Air Canada Centre from the outset, and while the Raptors threatened to mount a late comeback in the third quarter, LeBron James and Kevin Love proved to hot for the Raptors to handle. James scored 33 points while Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and J.R. Smith had 15 for the Cavaliers, while Kyle Lowry scored 35 points for Toronto and DeMar DeRozan added 20 as the Raptors’ deepest playoff run came to an end.

James will be turning out in an incredible sixth straight NBA Finals, having made it to the season finale four times with the Miami Heat.

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