NBA Roundup: Cavaliers roll past Raptors

By TOM WITHERS

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated.

Back on the playoff stage, where he’s starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy.

James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly. Toronto was blown out for the fifth straight time in Cleveland in the playoffs, losing each by an average of 24.2 points.

“We take our butt whupping and head home,” said Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

Game 3 is Friday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, where the Raptors will have the crowd on their side.

Spurs 121, Rockets 96

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and San Antonio overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat Houston and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

Parker did not return after hurting his left leg with 8:43 remaining in the game. Spurs officials said Parker will undergo an MRI this morning and update his status after, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said following that game that “it’s not good.”

Parker fell to the court after missing an uncontested short jumper. He grabbed his left knee immediately upon landing and remained on the court for a few minutes. He attempted to walk, but had to be carried by teammates to the back. Parker finished with 18 points and four assists in 26 minutes.

By Paul Wager

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