LeBron James: Charles Barkley reveals biggest criticism of Cavs star against Raptors

LeBron James: Charles Barkley reveals biggest criticism of Cavs star against Raptors

Cleveland won 128-93 and completed the four game sweep of the Raptors.

On the same night that LeBron James hit a game winning shot to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-0 lead in their playoff series, Saturday Night Live nearly aired a sketch featuring his "teammates" thanking him for carrying them.

Even from LeBron James, who, at age 33, is already the best or second-best player of all-time.

But the four-time All-Star out of the University of Southern California was so ineffective in Game 3 that Coach Dwayne Casey sat him on the bench for the entire fourth quarter of the closely-fought contest.

I guess we shouldn't be surprised that LeBron has worked on his game so much that he's logged considerable practice time on wrong-legged, hang-in-the-air-forever, bank shots at the buzzer. "We probably won't have to play until this weekend, so I'm going to get a lot of rest".

How the Toronto Raptors wish the world's best basketball player today would, at least in the next three games of their NBA semifinal round meeting with LBJ and the Cleveland Cavaliers, to tie the best-of-seven series and escape the ignominy of being swept anew.

James is coming off a 43-point performance in Game 2, when he demoralized the Raptors with fadeaway jumpers that were virtually indefensible. The fact of the matter is we're out, we're done.

"I had to get open", James said in a postgame interview with ESPN.

Durant proved unstoppable in a persona high 38 points to lead all scorers, besides collecting nine rebounds and five assists.

DeRozan's response- DeMar DeRozan had an extremely disappointing Game 3.

"I trust every shot that I'm gonna take because I work on every shot", James added.

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"We've been in all three games, we've had chances to win pretty much all three games, being up in some of the games", he said. Kevin Love added 21 points and 16 boards.

Backcourt partner Kyle Lowry had just five points for the Raptors, who got 18 from Valanciunas, 13 from Miles and 12 from Ibaka.

James was once more the tormentor in chief for Toronto, contributing eight rebounds and 11 assists in addition to his 29 points.

PRODUCT PLACEMENT: James' choice to wear a Seagram's 7 whiskey cap to his postgame news conference was interesting.

The fans at Quicken Loans Arena celebrated to the sounds of Drake's "God's Plan" during a timeout midway through the fourth.

Toronto heads into the game with records of 63-28 straight up (SU) and 49-42 against the spread (ATS).

For the first time since they got on the NBA treadmill at the beginning of training camp in late September, LeBron James and his tired teammates can kick up their feet - or stick them in ice buckets, because that's what basketball players do after a hard night - and relax before the Eastern conference finals begin on May 13 at the earliest.

For the Cavaliers, Saturday's victory extended their current SU win streak to four games overall.

Game 4 is Monday night in Cleveland.

He said: "We're excited about being part of the Eastern Conference finals once again and having the opportunity to compete for a championship". Toronto couldn't handle the Cavs quickness and toughness.