Kyle Lowry game-time decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers

Now Lowry's ankle injury muddies the waters, and renders the judgments a little more complicated, except for this: How do you fight?

Game 4 is Sunday night in Houston. Just let him know that we're protecting him or what's coming up or what's going on behind him.

The Cavs attempted just short of 40% more three-pointers a game than the Raptors in the regular season and made 4.2 more on average a game than Toronto. This game will be about momentum, and how the Cavaliers face this road test.

Lowry missed 21 games late in the regular season after undergoing wrist surgery.

Lowry allowed that his ankle was sore after the game Wednesday.

“We were not giving up but they were better than us, ” Valanciunas said.

"For sure. But you can't turn on the TV or look on nothing socially without seeing all the criticism or questioning this or whatever somebody may think", DeRozan said.

Head coach Tyronn Lue could put together a starting five in which every player can consistently knock down a three-point bucket.

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"But I have all the confidence in the world in (backup point guard) Cory Joseph. So he's been there, he knows how hard it is". He is now listed on day-to-day by ESPN, but according to USA Today, Lowry was held out of practice and his availability is uncertain.

In Cleveland's past nine playoff wins, James is averaging 34.9 points, 10 rebounds and 8.1 assists.

So far in the series, they can't stop the Cavs while failing miserably at the other end to get any kind of offence of their own. Serge Ibaka in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 2 win Wednesday was merely a basketball play, not a sign of disrespect.

But history has shown us that DeRozan can change in a heartbeat, just as he did a year ago with a pair of 32-point games in the third and fourth games of the series. If all DeRozan does is make them more wary of the Raptors offense, then things could open up for Toronto. "But our bigs are doing a great job of doing the right coverage, doing the right rotations".

Rather than the struggles of DeMar DeRozan to score, Casey sees an opportunity to exploit Cleveland's singular defensive focus on taking that scoring out of the game.

"I told them this morning, it's about the 15 men in this room", Casey said. "Be shot-ready and be prepared when it hits your hands to be ready to shoot it and take it". As you can see throughout the playoffs, when the home team is at home, it becomes different. We said it all a year ago, said it in the offseason, and because of injuries, he didn't get much of a rhythm for the regular season.

The Raptors won't have a chance in this series without firepower.

There has been some talk that this was a sign of disrespect to the Raptors, as James was basically treating the middle of a playoff game like a shootaround, but according to The King, he meant no disrespect. Game 3 is on Friday evening in the Air Canada Center, so take a look on what you might expect from it.

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