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Watch live: Perfect kind of Love in Cleveland

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LeBron powers home a Lovely pass

The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Raptors needed a good start to the second half. Instead they immediately turned it over, leading to a wide-open LeBron James dunk. The Cavs' lead is now 33.


GOAL, USA! Darlington Nagbe scores his first international goal to give the #USMNT the late lead!

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the first time in franchise history the Raptors have trailed by 30 at the half -- regular season or playoffs (via ESPN Stats & Information).

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Raptors are just 3-15 all-time against LeBron James in Cleveland -- and two of those wins came in LeBron's rookie season. They're 24 minutes away from another loss, and they have to reverse that trend if they want to advance to their first NBA Finals.

LeBron, Cavs making easy work of Game 5

Easy buckets like these have helped Cleveland build a 31-point lead, which is the largest halftime lead in NBA Conference finals history.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

The way the Sharks are playing right now Blues should be happy getting to first intermission down just 1-0.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Love was 5-for-23 combined in the two games in Toronto. He's 6-for-6 tonight (including 3-for-3 from 3-point range) and the Cavs lead the Raptors by 31 at halftime.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Now apparently the Raptors are The Empire. The Cavs can only hope Toronto doesn't strike back and cut into this 28-point lead.

Toddler just wants a snack, not a souvenir

This young Rangers fan is clearly hungry.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Justin Bieber isn't the only one getting the video board boo treatment. Drake made an appearance too.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sharks strike first. Joe Pavelski jams home a backhand. Joe Thornton assists. Best line in the playoffs.

LeBron and Jefferson connect on alley

The Cavs are having their way with the Raptors in Game 5, with LeBron James and Richard Jefferson linking up for a big dunk in the second quarter. (Live on ESPN)


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James steps to the line and gets a very loud MVP chant from the crowd. He's playing like one tonight, as he's halfway to a triple-double midway through the second quarter and the Cavs have opened up a 25-point lead.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic books his first attempted defense against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in his native Cleveland. Miocic wrestled and played collegiate baseball at Cleveland State, and is an on-duty firefighter in the area. The 33-year-old won the belt in hostile territory earlier this month, knocking out Brazilian Fabricio Werdum in front of 45,000 fans in Curitiba, Brazil.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

To get the crowd to boo during Raptors' free throws, the Cavs' game ops crew put a picture of Justin Bieber on the video board.

Larry Starks ESPN Editor 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey to ESPN's Doris Burke in the first quarter interview about his team's offense: "We're not playing with any force on the offensive end. We're playing like we're in the park by ourselves...."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs lead the Raptors 37-19 after 1. Cleveland shot 68.2% in the first quarter. Per ESPN Stats & Info, that's their second-best shooting quarter this postseason, behind only the first quarter of Game 1 of this series (68.4%).

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs 37 Raptors 19 end 1. Cleveland opens up 15-for-22 from the field and this thing got away quickly from Toronto. Kyrie Irving is outscoring Kyle Lowry 11-0. Lowry picked up an early foul and couldn't maintain aggressiveness as a result. Jonas Valanciunas does have four points and the Raptors will need to keep feeding him in whatever minutes he's on the floor.

J.R. Smith from long range

Smith drained a 3-pointer from deep in the first quarter against the Raptors on ESPN.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs were 3-for-22 from beyond the arc in the first half of Game 4. They've made 3 of their first 4 tonight and lead by 11 with under 2 minutes left in the first quarter.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Warmups winding down here in San Jose before Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.