The Toronto Raptors opened Game 1 of their playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a big first quarter. The Raptors took an early 33-19 lead and it looked like Toronto was ready to roll on over the struggling Cavs in the playoff series. However, despite the Cavs being underdogs to the No. 1 ranked Raptors, they outscored Toronto in the second and fourth quarters and forced the game into overtime. In that extra period, the Cavs outscored the Raptors, 8-7, to win Game 1 on the road, 113-112. After the game, the Raptors looked shellshocked in their press conference and DeMar DeRozan had some pointed comments that LeBron James and the Cavaliers will want to pay close attention to.

DeMar DeRozan on the Cavs big win

DeMar DeRozan didn't have anything to be ashamed of in the Toronto Raptors Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. DeRozan scored 22 points, with seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the game. However, at the end of the day, it was the Raptors who came up short in the NBA playoff game. After the loss, DeRozan didn't talk much about LeBron James and his triple-double and instead said the Raptors lost because of what they didn't do -- and not what the Cavaliers did.

When asked if the Cleveland Cavaliers stole this game, DeMar DeRozan said "without a doubt," it was the Toronto Raptors who let this one get away. DeRozan said that they had a lot of opportunities to close out the game and beat the Cavs.

He said that they got some "great looks" but they "couldn't buy a bucket." He also said they had some great "point blank" shots that went in and out.

DeRozan admitted that the game should never have come down to those missed shots. To finish, he said that "we understand what we've got to do next game." That next game is Game 2 in Toronto and takes place on Thursday night.

The real reason the Cavs won

While DeMar DeRozan believes that the Toronto Raptors cost themselves the game, that discredits what LeBron James and his teammates did in this game. While LeBron won the first round almost by himself, he got help tonight. For LeBron himself, he had another triple-double, with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, along with one steal and two blocks.

He wasn't alone for the Cleveland Cavaliers in this win. Tristan Thompson, who has gotten a lot of slack for his lackluster play in the regular season, had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Love struggled shooting again with only seven points but had 13 rebounds in the game.

J.R. Smith added 20 points, Kyle Korver had 19 and Jeff Green scored 14 from the bench.