Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score and Analysis

October 28th, 2016 by Matthew Schmidt Leave a reply »
LeBron James scored 21 points, Kevin Love had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 94-91, at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night in a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals.

The Cavaliers came out of the gates quickly in this one, immediately taking a 6-0 lead.

They would hold the lead for almost the entire game, with the Raptors briefly taking a one-point lead edge late in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland led by as many as 12 points and held off numerous mini Toronto rallies throughout the contest.

In addition to Love's double-double, Tristan Thompson added 11 points and 10 boards and played some terrific defense on Jonas Valanciunas inside.

It wasn't a pretty offensive performance for the Cavs, as they shot just 41.8 percent, but they made 12 three-pointers and did just enough to come away with the victory.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 32 points, 16 of those coming during the third period. He was 12-of-28 from the floor and made all eight of his free-throw attempts.

Kyle Lowry struggled, shooting just 5-of-16 and committing six turnover ...

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