Cleveland Cavaliers’ 6th Straight Win Is Most Convincing Performance Yet

December 5th, 2014 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

It's still way too early to crown the Cleveland Cavaliers as anything close to NBA title favorites, but if their latest trip across the 49th parallel was any indication, they're at least inching closer to contention.

Less than 24 hours after escaping Madison Square Garden with a three-point victory over the heartbreaking New York Knicks, the Cavs (11-7) went into the Air Canada Centre Friday night and came away with an impressive 105-91 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors (15-5). Better yet, the result extended Cleveland's current streak of success to a season-high six games.

LeBron James led the way with 24 points on 9-of-18 from the field to go along with seven rebounds and a season-high 13 assists.

Kevin Love got plenty of touches early, racking up 11 of his 15 points and nine of his 13 shot attempts in the first half, before coming through with eight of his 13 boards—all of the defensive variety, by the way—over the final two quarters. Kyrie Irving came on strong after the break as well, with 13 points and five assists in the second half.

But it was Tristan ...

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