NBA playoffs: Cavaliers cruises past Raptors again; Spur rebounds

Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in game two of their playoff series. James became the NBA's second all-time leading scorer in the post season with a 39 point performance.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry during the first half in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series.   -  AP

James became the NBA's second all-time leading scorer in the post season with a 39 point performance as the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Toronto Raptors 125-103 in game two of their playoff series on Wednesday.

James nailed a three pointer in the second half to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762 points) for second place. Michael Jordan is first with 5,987 playoff points. The win gives Cleveland a 2-0 series lead but game three is in Toronto on Friday.

James also joined Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Manu Ginobili to become the fourth player in league history to make 300 playoff three-pointers in a career. And he now has 89 playoff games with at least 30 points, which moved him past Kobe Bryant. Only Jordan (109) has more.

Kyrie Irving added 22 points and 11 assists for Cleveland, which also received 18 points from Channing Frye. Iman Shumpert came off the bench to score 14.

The Raptors was led by Jonas Valanciunas who had 23 points. All-Star guard Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, but injured his left ankle in the third quarter and was out of the game for good by the fourth.

Spurs rebounds to beat Rockets 121-96

Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday and level the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1.

Parker did not return after hurting his left leg with 8-43 remaining. Spurs officials said Parker will undergo an MRI on Thursday morning.

Parker fell to the court after missing an uncontested short jumper. He grabbed his left knee immediately upon landing and remained on the court for a few minutes. He attempted to walk, but had to be carried by teammates.

James Harden was limited to 13 points for Houston.

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