THIS WEEK IN SPORTS

BY: WILLIAM NICHOLSON

AND THEN THERE WAS LEBRON

The Cleveland Cavaliers handled their business Wednesday night after defeating the Raptors 116-78. Kevin Love scored 25 points on 8-10 shooting while Kyree Irving added 23 points. Lebron James posted 23 points to the scoreboard, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Game 6 returns north of the border on Friday night at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN.

DUSTY BAKER'S PLANS FALL THROUGH 

The New York Mets shut the Washington Nats down yesterday after a 2-0 win. National’s Dusty Baker tells reporters he made the decision to flip Jason Werth and Anthony Rendon back before the three-game set with New York Mets in Citi Field. Werth is 8 for 24 (.33 AVG) with two doubles and a .429 OBP since Baker moved him to the two-spot and Rendon is 10 for 24 (.417 AVG) with three doubles, a triple and a .517 OBP. Baker says that the idea of this transition with his players came to him as he was trying to get some sleep. Unfortunately, his thoughts didn’t go as planned. Better luck next time Nats.

THE SHARKS TAKE THE SERIES

 

The San Jose Sharks are going to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in the franchise’s 25-year history after a convincing 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night ending the Western Conference finals in six games. Shark forward Joel Ward and Vladimir Tarasenko lead the team with two goals each while Sharks Goaltender, Martin Jones made 24 saves. “You don’t want to waste opportunities,” Pavelski, the Shark’s team captain, said before the game.