Whether it was his defense, ability to get to the basket, or finding the open guy offensively, the starting point guard played one of his best games of the postseason Monday night.
Toronto won 59 games in the regular season.
Then Toronto, with its 63 wins, played the Cavs - and were crushed by the Cavs.
The Cavaliers won four straight matches in a best-of-seven play-off semi-final against the Canadian team, who beat their record number of wins this season.
As the Cavs look ahead to a matchup with either the Sixers or Celtics, who lead that series 3-1 and host Game 5 on Wednesday, Love's renaissance gives Cleveland the most comfort.
The Rockets are seeking their first return to the Western Conference finals since losing to the Warriors in five games in 2015.
Even winning it all is suddenly on the table.
"From Game 1, they were wonderful", James said of his teammates. It was one of those kinds of nights.
The Cavs will take LeBron and let the other teams have their seeds. "In certain situations, we didn't do exactly what we needed to do". Their season - and perhaps Casey's job - is on the line Monday in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs didn't stumble and had one of their best all-around games of these playoffs after so many tight ones.
Their reward? The most precious reward of all this time of year - rest.
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After playing every other day for over a week, the Cavs now get several days off in a row.
Casey chose not to show his players film of Game 3 on Sunday. It's been uglier than expected at times. Sure, he's made mistakes too along the way; you win as a team and you lose as a team.
"I like where we're at right now", said Coach Tyronn Lue. DeRozan finished the quarter with a dunk to cap a 7-1 Toronto run that cut the Cavs' lead to 30-26.
LeBron James didn't need almost the playing time or drama called for in Games 1 and 3.
Casey recalled the 1995-1996 National Basketball Association final when his Seattle SuperSonics - he was an assistant coach - went down 3-0 to the Chicago Bulls.
"If we do that, we will give ourselves a good chance".
Cleveland swept Toronto in the Eastern semifinals last season and 4-2 in the East final in 2016. They've also eliminated IN five times, Boston four times, Chicago three times, Atlanta twice.
"Your season ends tonight", James Jr., posted with the eyeballs emoji, under his Instagram handle "bronny.james".
Dribbling the length of the floor while outmaneuvering a Toronto defense created to stop him, James got to a spot where he felt comfortable, rose off his left foot and with his right hand softly dropped a shot he's practiced hundreds of times for this kind of moment.
37-for-54, 9-for-16 - The starters not only dominated (and all scored in double figures), but they did it efficiently as well.
It's nearly like the excitement of finally seeing how good they can be is inspiring them to be even better. Seriously, something took place that not only rejuvenated the big man, but got him back to his dominant self as well.