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Cavs Dunk Their Way to Dominant 115-84 Game 1 Win

The Cavaliers dominated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night in Cleveland, cruising to a 115-84 victory.

Unlike recent games, the Cavs stayed away from the three-point shot for the most part, attacking the basket and scoring 56 points in the paint.

To say that some of those points came via two-handed jams would be an understatement.

Toronto was willing to live with the Cavs getting points in the paint, and the Cavs killed them for it.

LeBron James had a phenomenal night, making his first nine field goal attempts, a number of which were courtesy of dunks.

Here are some of the jams from Tuesday night’s slam dunk contest in Cleveland.

Toronto got out to a hot start, leading 17-11 early in the first quarter, but LeBron changed momentum with this dunk to get the crowd up on their feet.

LeBron continued to put on a show in the second quarter, throwing down this vicious jam, which was sure to get former-Raptor and Slam Dunk King Vince Carter up out of his seat wherever he was watching the game.

Near the end of the first half, Kyrie Irving dazzled his way to the rim and although it wasn’t a dunk, it was every bit as beautiful and equally as nasty.

Midway through the third quarter, Irving showed off his hops, throwing down a rare dunk, as the Cavs continued to pile on to their enormous lead over the visiting Raptors.

The very next Cavs’ possession, Irving found LeBron for what is known as a “high percentage shot.”

LeBron and Kyrie led the way for the Cavs, as Irving scored a game-high 27 points, while James put up 24 points on an efficient 11-of-13 shooting.

The Cavs return to action at home on Thursday night against the Raptors at 8:30 PM. Cleveland is seven wins away from an NBA championship.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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