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From Elias: Jonas Valanciunas is the 3rd player in the past 30 seasons to record 30 total points and 30 total rebounds in his first two career playoff games...Note on Ralph Sampson and Sam Perkins...both players first two playoff games occurred in the same playoffs..1985...and their first two playoff games occurred right in a row...Sampson's games were: April 18th and 20thPerkins games were: April 19th and 21st
Analysis: The Raptors won, despite turning the ball over on 24% of their possessions Tuesday. They are the sixth team in the last 15 seasons to win a playoff game with a turnover percentage of at least 24 percent. NBA teams are a combined 6-38 in such games.The Raptors grabbed 50% of their missed shots Tuesday, which ties the highest offensive rebounding percentage the Nets have allowed in any game since April. 10, 2011 (Raptors).
The Raptors scored 28 points on drives to the basket on 11-of-22 shooting, including 12 points in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 shooting. In game 1, they shot 4-of-16 on drives for 13 points.
Demar Derozan scored 30 points in Game 2, up from 14 he scored on Game 1. His average attempted field goal distance was almost three feet shorter on Tuesday.- DeRozan was 1-of-5 for 2 points against Joe Johnson as his primary defender in Game 1, compared to 5-of-7 for 10 points in Game 2.
LeBron James says the league knows what he brings to the table and his only job is to be the MVP for the Cavaliers every night.
Stephen A. Smith is disgusted with Boston's Game 2 performance against Cleveland.
The Cavaliers outscore the Celtics by a historic 41 points in the first half, and LeBron James scores a game-high 30 points in a 130-86 win to take a 2-0 series lead.