Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 4: Score, Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
8:35 – Hello, sports fans. The Toronto Raptors are getting ready to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and I’ll be doing some live blogging along the way. The Raptors are trying to even the series at 2-2, while the Cavs will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead. Let’s fire up the “Roundball Rock” and get this show on the road!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZKX-cf_p90

8:37 – Here’s your starting lineups…


1Q 7:28 – Raptors come out of the gate fast and take a 13-5 lead. The Air Canada Centre is rocking!


1Q 4:28 – Cavs cut the Raptors lead to 1. LeBron James had a sweet one-handed dunk off an oop.


End of 1Q – Raptors are up 27-24. Carroll lead Toronto with 7 points on 3-7 shooting from the floor, while Irving was Cleveland’s leading scorer with 7 points on 3-6 shooting from the floor. Despite being active for the first time since injuring his right ankle in Game 3 of the second round, Jonas Valanciunas didn’t get any playing time.
2Q 8:56 – Raptors are up 31-26, and I need this sign in the worst way.


2Q 5:40 – The Raptors are looking real sharp and currently have a 42-33 lead. The Cavs are an ice cold 3-19 from three-point range, while Toronto’s 6-13 from downtown. That’s gotta cheer Drake up.


2Q 4:33 – Toronto’s up 48-35 and Drake has taken off his jacket. He means business!
https://twitter.com/_MarcusD_/status/734916610675212289
2Q 43.5 – Toronto’s up 55-39. Cleveland can’t throw it in the ocean, going 3-21 from three-point range and missing their last 11 from deep.
Halftime – The Raptors are up 57-41, and Drake is loving life. It’s only halftime and he’s already been on a damn roller coaster of emotions.
https://twitter.com/_MarcusD_/status/734918525010087938
With just seconds left in the first half, Bismack Biyombo got hosed. He made an unreal block on James, but was charged with his 3rd personal foul.
https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/734920597361283072
Cleveland’s offense was absolutely putrid in the first half. They shot 16-41 from the floor and 3-22 from three-point range. James lead the Cavs with 16 points on 6-9 shooting from the floor.
Toronto’s offense is running like a finely tuned machine, as they’ve shot a red-hot 55.6% from the floor. Kyle Lowry has been unconscious, scoring 20 points on 8-11 shooting from the floor.


3Q 10:18 – Toronto’s up 16.


3Q 3:59 – Raptors are up 71-56. Biyombo had a RIDICULOUS block. If I were Kevin Love, I’d just board the plane to Cleveland for Game 5 right now. There’s no coming back from that tonight.
https://twitter.com/HoopMixOnly/status/734927699056168961
3Q 1:43 – Cavs cut the lead to 8. After a dreadful first half three-point shooting performance, Cleveland has gone 6-7 from three-point range in the quarter.
End of 3Q – Raptors are up 78-69, but this definitely has the feel of a game they’re going to piss away. Irving caught fire in the 3rd, scoring 12 points.
4Q 10:15 – The Raptors’ 18-point lead has now evaporated to a one-point lead. The Cavs are 8-10 from 3-point range in the 2nd half after going 3-22 from 3-point range in the first half.


4Q 6:41 – The Raptors are up 89-88, despite not being able to get a stop all quarter! Cleveland is a perfect 8-8 from the floor in the 4th.
4Q 3:59 – Toronto’s up 98-96. Cleveland is an unbelievable 11-12 from the floor in the quarter.
4Q 2:56 – The Raptors are up 99-96. Drake is looking concerned, and Irving is looking sleepy.


4Q 42.2 – Toronto’s up 103-99. This Vine looks like a metaphor for Cleveland not being able to finish off their comeback.
https://twitter.com/drewmagary/status/734940022982447106
4Q 22.5 – The Raptors are up 105-99. Lowry ran the clock down and got an easy lay-up. That might be the dagger, folks.
4Q 4.9 – Toronto’s up 6 and that’ll do it. Smith and Irving had good looks from deep, but couldn’t knock them down.
Final – The Raptors hold on and beat the Cavs 105-99 in an exciting Game 4. We’ve got ourselves a series! It’s tied 2-2 and Game 5 will be on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET in Cleveland.
Lowry and DeRozan both had monster games.


James had 29 points and Irving had 26 points, but it wasn’t enough. Love only had 10 points and didn’t play at all down the stretch, so it’s possible he was injured.
Bismack Biyombo is a worldwide treasure. Good night and God bless.
https://twitter.com/_MarcusD_/status/734928125109272576

Here’s Draymond Green Greeting Steven Adams After Kicking Him in the Nuts
Here’s Draymond Green Greeting Steven Adams After Kicking Him in the Nuts
  • 12847423802543462