The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their second round series on Tuesday night, 113-112. LeBron James came through with 26 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, two blocks, one steal, and just one turnover on the night, but shot just 12-30 from the field.
The game went down to the wire, included an overtime session, and some trash talking from Raptors fan Drake. After the game, inactive Cavs’ center Kendrick Perkins got into a confrontation with the Toronto rapper, and things got pretty heated.
The TNT broadcast caught a bit of it after the game, but ESPN’s Dave McMenamin was right there for the action.
Drake and Kendrick Perkins exchanged more words postgame pic.twitter.com/Z0rdXDe1uL
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 2, 2018
This went all the way into the tunnel, with Drake calling Perkins a "f—— p—-" and calling for him to come out. "I'm here in real life," he said. He was mad. https://t.co/3DJ2HBvrWN
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 2, 2018
Drake was chirping all night, but he had to watch Canadian Tristan Thompson torch his Raptors for 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench, including nine offensive boards. J.R. Smith added 20 points and five three-pointers for the Cavs, while Kyle Korver scored 19 points on five three-pointers and Jeff Green added 16 points off the bench.