Lebron James is all set for his return to Canada tonight as he takes on the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena. When the season ended for the raptors last year at the hands of James, it came to no surprise that the city name was renamed ‘Lebronto’ by ESPNS Mark Jones. We’ve compiled a list of his most dominant and memorable performances against the raptors.
5. Raptors 105, Cavaliers 98 | 56 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists
Just a few months after his 20th birthday James produced the best game of his life and became the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA. James’ individual performance acted as a warning sign for what the Raptors would have in store over the next 14 years.
4. Cavaliers 93, Raptors 90 | 39 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists
Scoring a layup, a free throw and back-to-back 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes James totalled 24 points in the fourth quarter to drag the Cavaliers through to an important win.
3. Cavaliers 113, Raptors 87 | 33 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists
In this game Lebron James scored 33 with 11 boards and 3 blocked shots. It was one of many games that cemented his reputation as one of the best in history.
2. Cavaliers 109, Raptors 102 | 35 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
Lebron James scored 35 points to cap off a four-game win streak against the Raptors. Effectively sweeping away any hopes they had of ending the season on a high.
1. Cavaliers 128, Raptors 110 | 43 points, 14 assists, 8 rebounds
Once again, the Raptors needed to win the game to square matters with the Cavaliers, but instead, James took centre stage to remind everyone just how good he really is. Scoring 43 points and earning 14 assists it left the city of Toronto sitting in the shadow of the one and only Lebron James