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May 24, 2016 | 6:45 am EDT Update
The good news for the Wizards is that Beal has significant incentive to wait them out. If he’s to sign a maximum contract with another team, he is only entitled to 4.5 percent raises on a four-year contract, taking the deal to a total of approximately four years, $91.7 million given current estimates (again, dependent on where the salary cap exactly falls, these figures are approximate). However, if he waits for the Wizards, the team can offer him 7.5 percent raises and a five-year contract worth approximately $123.5 million, including $95.6 million over the course of the first four seasons (note: as Beal’s contract will expire in July, he is no longer subject to the designated player rule).
The Raptors’ playoff truism played out: If All-Stars Lowry and DeRozan play well, the Raptors play well. Lowry had 35 points, five assists and five rebounds, and DeRozan scored 32 points. They were a combined 28-of-43 from the field. “It’s a cake walk for me once he gets going,” DeRozan said. “It opens up everything for me on the floor. Teams try to focus in on him, and he knows when to get me going. He got the ball, he’s our point guard, he’s our leader of this team and he knows how to orchestrate what needs to be done out there.”
There wasn’t supposed to be a Game 5, was there? Well, there’s a Game 6 coming now, too. The Cavs are in a spot right now where they need to make sure they’re not the ones facing elimination when the series comes back here to the Air Canada Centre for that sixth game. “I think it’s a sense of the outsiders, which I’ve never really got involved with, saying we may never lose another game,” James said.

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