Tony Z's Game 2 halftime thoughts

Tony Z's Game 2 halftime thoughts
  • Interesting move by the Raptors, starting Luis Scola at power forward over Patrick Patterson. The goal was to present a different matchup vs. Kevin Love. Well, it did. Love, who only scored 14 points in Game 1, went for 9 points in the first quarter alone, and 15 in the half. That may be why Scola only played 9 minutes in the first half.
  • Kyle Lowry has disappeared, too, and that's a big blow to the Raptors. Lowry, who dropped 43 points on the Cavs back in February, has been invisible in this series, scoring only 8 points in Game 1, and just 2 points in the first half tonight. He's also 0-for-11 from 3-point land in the series. Lowry walked to the locker room with two and a half minutes left in the half.
  • LeBron was only 2-of-4 from the free throw line in Game 1. Tonight, he was 9-of-13 in the first half alone. Uh, Raptors, keep taking shots at the Cavaliers...the officials are watching.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in the house. He may be back in a year or two, to help LeBron celebrate another milestone, because after James passes Shaq on the all-time scoring list (very soon), he'll pass Kobe, and then Kareem. Jordan, of course, tops the list.
  • The Raptors got 10 points from Terrence Ross, who only scored 4 points in Game 1. They also got 16 from DeMar DeRozan, who's having a strong series. And they had this game tied with about 3:00 left in the half. Until the Cavs went on a 16-2 run, to lead by 14 at the half.

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