Cavaliers 109, Raptors 102
LeBron James scored 35 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had six assists as Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of their Eastern Conference semi-final series with Toronto.
Kyrie Irving added 27 points for the Cavaliers, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and had nine assists.
The Cavaliers, who won the NBA championship last season, will play either the Boston Celtics or the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Raptors were playing without point guard Kyle Lowry, who suffered a sprained left ankle in Game Two on Wednesday.
The Cavaliers had a 12-point lead after the first half and entered the fourth quarter ahead by five.
The Raptors took a 93-92 lead with 6:38 to play when Serge Ibaka made a free throw to complete a three-point play.
Irving put Cleveland back on top with a three-pointer and with 5:34 to play made two free throws to give Cleveland a four-point lead.
Irving’s layup with four minutes remaining had Cleveland ahead by eight points.
James hit a three-pointer with just under three minutes left to put the Cavaliers ahead by 11.
Kyle Korver added 18 points for the Cavaliers and Channing Frye contributed 10 points from off the bench.
Ibaka scored 23 points for the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan had 22 points and eight assists, Cory Joseph scored 20 points and added 12 assists, P.J. Tucker scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Norman Powell scored 10 points.
The Raptors led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter that ended tied at 28. James led all scorers with 10 points and Ibaka had seven for Toronto.
DeRozan left the game briefly with 8:07 to play in the second quarter after he was inadvertently kicked in the midsection while guard Iman Shumpert.
Cleveland led 61-49 at the intermission with James and Korver leading the scoring with 16 points apiece. Korver, who did not play in the first quarter, was 6-for-8 in the second quarter, including 4-for-6 on three-pointers.
The Cavaliers got their lead up to 16 points in the third quarter before the Raptors reduced the lead to seven points on Ibaka’s three-pointer with 4:44 to play.
The Raptors trimmed the lead to one point early in the fourth on a three-point shot by Fred VanVleet but James answered with a three-pointer.