The Cavs beat the Raptors on Friday night to clinch the Eastern Conference title and a return to the NBA Finals. It was a pretty triumphant victory given that Cleveland stumbled at times during the regular season, fired their coach, replaced him with a rookie and saw themselves surpassed by the Warriors as the NBA’s most compelling franchise. Meanwhile, the trip to the finals will be the sixth straight for LeBron James and James Jones, making them the first players to accomplish that feat since Bill Russell’s Celtics.

All of that means the Cavs were popping champagne Friday night, right?

Not quite.

Just a few guys standing around throwing water at each other? What gives?

LeBron, please explain.

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