The first two games of the series between the Cavaliers and the Raptors did little to dispel the notion that Cleveland was the best team in the conference by a wide margin.
The answer, apparently, was a dominant performance from Bismack Biyombo and some of the worst games of both Kyrie Irving’s and Kevin Love’s career.
The Cavaliers are still going to be rightfully considered the favorite to win Game 4 and the series.
Game 3 might have been an aberration, but at least now the Raptors know that they can beat the Cavaliers, even if it will take some strange events for it to happen.
Luis Scola finished the game with zero points, zero rebounds, one assist and one turnover, yet helped the Raptors win.
Him being in the starting lineup and giving Dwane Casey some decent minutes at power forward has allowed Toronto to stay big most of the game and for Patrick Patterson to stick to the sixth man role he played for most of the season and which is the one he’s most comfortable filling.
Lowry went 4-for-14 in each of the first two games of the series and had a combined nine turnovers to eight assists.
Then in Game 3 he came back from the dead to finish with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists while shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Toronto is surely hoping this time, the good play will last for more than just a game.