TORONTO: LeBron James expects to see an urgency out of the Cavs from tonight’s opening tip that didn’t really exist in Games 3 and 4 at Air Canada Centre. The Cavaliers can advance to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 6.



“Urgency from the start, all the way to the end,” James said. “Obviously this is it for them. We have the same mentality. This is our Game 7 and that’s how we approach it.”



The Cavs fell behind by 18 during a Game 4 loss here on Monday. They have yet to match the Raptors’ energy in either game in this building, just as the Cavs have outplayed the Raptors in Cleveland.



The Cavs’ three wins in this series have been by a combined 88 points; the Raptors’ two wins by 21 points. With Jonas Valanciunas’ ankle getting stronger, Raptors coach Dwane Casey dodged a question about whether he would stick with Bismack Biyombo in his starting lineup and turn back to Valanciunas.



“I’m not going to make that decision right now,” Casey said. “It was good to get (Valanciunas) some run, get him some game conditioning minutes. I’m hoping we can ramp it up a little bit tonight. He helps us in so many ways as far as his ball-handling, his scoring, his offensive ability.”



Cavs forward Tristan Thompson grew up just down the road from the arena, but already warned friends and family to leave him alone on this trip.



“I haven't seen nobody, I told everyone, ‘Stay away, stay away,” Thompson said. “It’s time for me to lock in … I will just see them after the game.”