Wait over for LeBron, Cavaliers as Raptors advance in East


FILE - In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) heads to the hoop against Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) in the second half of Game 4 of the second-round NBA basketball playoff series. The Cavaliers will have two more days to rest before opening the Eastern Conference finals against either Miami or Toronto, who will play Game 7 of their second-round series on Sunday, May 15. The Cavs are 8-0 so far in this postseason.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)


INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James watched the final seconds turns to zeroes in Toronto, walked onto the practice floor and got real serious.

The Cavaliers finally have an opponent in the Eastern Conference finals.

After waiting a week since their last playoff win, the Cavs learned Sunday that they’ll face the Raptors, who advanced to the conference finals for the first time by beating the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7. The Cavs will host Game 1 on Tuesday night.

James and his teammate were spread around their practice facility watching TVs showing the Miami-Toronto series finale before practice. James said his mindset changed when he looked up and saw the Raptors with a commanding lead in the waning minutes.

The Raptors won two of three against the Cavs this season, but James said “we’re a totally different team than the regular season.”

FILE – In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) heads to the hoop against Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) in the second half of Game 4 of the second-round NBA basketball playoff series. The Cavaliers will have two more days to rest before opening the Eastern Conference finals against either Miami or Toronto, who will play Game 7 of their second-round series on Sunday, May 15. The Cavs are 8-0 so far in this postseason.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_110344106-f4efa575568b4a1fb5db5ba15e2a3289.jpgFILE – In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) heads to the hoop against Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) in the second half of Game 4 of the second-round NBA basketball playoff series. The Cavaliers will have two more days to rest before opening the Eastern Conference finals against either Miami or Toronto, who will play Game 7 of their second-round series on Sunday, May 15. The Cavs are 8-0 so far in this postseason.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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