Some cool stuff happening in the Raptors-Cavs game on NBA TV.
LeBron James became the Cavaliers' career steals leader in the first quarter, passing Mark Price. In the opening minutes, LBJ tipped away a pass and went in for an uncontested dunk -- one of several, each more ferocious than the last -- for his 735th steal in 412 games. Price had 734 in 582 games.
In the second quarter, LeBron backed away from a defensive rebound and let it go to Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who passed Brad Daugherty for the franchise record. I don't know about you, but as a young basketball fan, I loved watching those Price-Daugherty-Larry Nance-Craig Ehlo teams. Loved how they played beautiful basketball, and cringed at all the heartbreak at the hands of Michael Jordan.
I'm going to steal a phrase from my former colleague, Alan Hahn of Newsday. With all these dunks by LeBron tonight, I'm gathering that the Toronto coaching change wasn't geared toward stepping up the defense. It's 59-51 Cleveland at halftime.