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Watch live: Cavs crushing Raptors in Game 5

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals is on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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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 

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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.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas checking in for his first playoff action since Game 3 against Miami. Toronto trails by 10.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

If Cavs fans are nervous about Game 5, they haven't shown it yet. They've been loud from the jump and are exploding after every basket, including the last Kevin Love 3-pointer to give Cleveland an early 11-7 lead.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Game 5 is officially underway.

Watch: Game 5 of Eastern Conf. Finals

Despite Toronto winning the last two games, history favors Cleveland tonight: When a best-of-7 series is tied 2-2, the home team wins Game 5 75% of the time (143-47). Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMarre Carroll is shooting 29.4 percent from the field and 20 percent from 3-point range during the Eastern Conference finals. He's banged up but it would be nice for Toronto if he'd hit shots.

Giants walk-off for fifth straight win

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