A rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals wasn't nearly as exciting as the matchup that took place last postseason. On Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors showed some signs of life at home, but without their All-Star Kyle Lowry, the team was unable to keep a lead on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavs. The end result was that the reigning NBA champions are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals once again this year. Here's a look at how the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to defeat the Raptors in Game 4 to get their second-straight NBA Playoffs sweep.

How the Cavs won

Today's leader was the King as LeBron James put in a hard day's work once again. The NBA's top superstar shot 11-for-22 from the floor including 5-of-12 three-pointers and ended up with 35 points. He also dished out six assists and pulled in nine boards. Teammate Kyrie Irving was also quite effective in today's win, scoring 27 points on 10-for-24 shooting. Irving had a team-high nine assists, came up with four steals, and grabbed five boards as well.

As a team, Cleveland shot 47.6 percent from the floor and 39 percent from downtown. The team also was able to weather any momentum changes in the game as they overcame the home team whenever they'd grab the slightest of leads. Toronto shot 47.1 percent for the game including 34.5 percent from three-point range.

The losing side received 23 points from Serge Ibaka, 22 from DeMar DeRozan and 20 from Cory Joseph. In particular, Joseph, who is normally off the bench, stepped up admirably to fill in for the injured Kyle Lowry who continued to sit out with an ankle issue.

What's up next?

For the Toronto Raptors, this marks another disappointing early postseason exit.

The team lost Kyle Lowry for the final games of this series, and one has to wonder if they may decide to try to rebuild for next season. Lowry is still an All-Star caliber player, but this roster has been unable to get it done against the likes of Cleveland. They may need to add another big star, and/or make some key draft decisions in June.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the Eastern Conference Finals. They await the winner of the Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards series. For their postseason run, the Cavs have yet to suffer a loss and are sitting at a perfect 8-0. Will they even be challenged in the East, or will it take until they're in the actual NBA Finals for a team to put a dent in their armor?