James continued to hit difficult shots including a number of fadeaway jump shots and had game-highs of 43 points and 14 assists, in addition to eight rebounds, as the Cavs won 128-110.
That gave the Wine & Gold a 2-0 series lead despite having played both of their first games of the Eastern Conference semi-finals at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
James and co. return to Cleveland for home court advantage for Game 3 and Game 4 with the Cavs hoping to wrap up the series against the No 1 seed in less dramatic fashion than their ousting of the Indiana Pacers in the previous round, which took all seven games.
And if the four-time MVP can maintain this blistering form, the Raptors face a monumental challenge to overturn their current deficit.
Korver – who has previously come up against James in such form as an opponent when he played for the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks – said: “It’s tough [to face that].
“When they’re game planning, those are the shots they [the Raptors] want him to have to take and for us to have to take as a team.
“I mean, that’s why he’s the best. What do you say? Amazing shots and amazing game.”
All-Star Kevin Love was also crucial, overcoming a poor patch of form in the playoffs to post 31 points and 11 rebounds.
And having struggled in the third quarter of several of their post-season games this year, just as pivotal was how Cleveland took control after half-time – outscoring the Raptors by 14 points in the third.
Korver added: “We started off, pressured the ball, got the turnover, hit a couple of shots and you could feel the energy turn for us.
“That’s something we hadn’t done in the last series so it was big and set the tone for the half.
“It was good to get Kevin going. He’s had a tougher post-season so far but you knew it was going to happen soon and when it happened it was going to be big.
“We needed Kev to get going, that’s really when we’re going to be at our best. That was really important for us.
“That’s what it has to be for us. The way we’re built now, we need Bron and Kevin to do their thing.
“Then the rest of us, it’s going to be ‘Your night’s this night, someone else’s is the next.’
“A bunch of different guys stepped up for us again. It’s good to have lots of people find rhythm.”
The Raptors and the Cavs go head-to-head once again in Game 3 on Sunday (1.30am UK time).
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