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57-25, 1st in Central
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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Channing Frye shows some love to the security guards as he arrives for Game 5.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Matthew Dellavedova has arrived for Game 5. He is just 1-for-6 from 3-point range in this series.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Channing Frye is 20-for-32 from 3 in his last six games (62.5 pct).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In their first six home games this postseason, the Cavs have outscored their opponents by an average of 18 points per game (110.5 ppg to 92.5 ppg).

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

James Jones is out warming up early. He, like LeBron James, is two wins away from his 6th straight trip to The Finals.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James has arrived for Game 5. The last time his team took a 2-0 lead then fell into a 2-2 tie, he went on to lose Game 5 (the famed "good job, good effort" game vs. the Celtics in 2012).

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Tyronn Lue pregame interview

Tyronn Lue tells Marc Kestecher what changes they're going to make defensively in guarding DeMar DeRozan.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The countdown to 16 wins has been stuck at 10 for the past two games. The Cavs would like to cross off win No. 11 tonight.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It'll be a sea of gold at Quicken Loans Arena for tonight's Game 5 between the Raptors and Cavaliers (8:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN)

Panic? What panic?

LeBron James is "very calm" ahead of tonight's pivotal Game 5, and it could be for good reason: In his career, James' teams have gone 6-6 in Game 5 with the series tied 2-2. He averaged 32 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in those games. Sense of urgency

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3hDave McMenamin

What panic? LeBron 'very calm' ahead of Game 5

After two straight losses to the Raptors in the East finals, LeBron James says panic isn't a word in his system as the Cavaliers prepare for a pivotal Game 5 in Cleveland on Wednesday night.

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

How big is the Cavs' scoreboard? Almost as big as the court. This is what it looks like lowered to court level.

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Richard Jefferson pregame interview

Richard Jefferson tells Marc Kestecher why it is important to get off to a fast start tonight in Game 5, plus what's behind the Cavs 3-point shooting slump.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron's mindset for Game 5? "Just a sense of calmness. That's all. Just a very calm moment for myself, personally. I relish this opportunity to be a part of the postseason once again, to be 2-2 on my home floor, so, a sense of calmness. I think they'll follow that."

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LeBron: 'Sense of calmness' before Game 5 (0:32)
BPI

Maybe Cavs-Raptors at 2-2 isn't so even

The Eastern Conference finalists have held serve heading into Wednesday night's Game 5 at Cleveland. But ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives a decided edge to the defending conference champions to repeat. (ESPN/WatchESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)

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Dragic's keys to beating Cavaliers (1:26)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Before Tristan Thompson addressed the media, Timofey Mozgov yelled out, "Say what you think, Tristan!" Thompson didn't really take it to heart. Pretty buttoned-up answers.

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Cavs need to change approach for Game 5 (1:09)
AP Photo/Tony Dejak

It's location, location in East finals

ESPN Stats & Info notes that all seven games between the Cavaliers and Raptors during 2015-16 have been won by the home team. Toronto is 2-6 in road games during this postseason going into Wednesday night's Game 5 at Cleveland. (ESPN/WatchESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
7hBrian Windhorst

Cavaliers looking to find substance in the cliché

The Cavs had control of their series with the Raptors. Until they didn't. Now a best-of-three showdown has Cleveland looking for answers heading into Game 5 (8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.38th
Rebounds Per Game44.59th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed98.34th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

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