Toronto Raptors edged past last year’s Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday’s game. With the sensational win, the Raptors have registered their third consecutive victory. Kyle Lowry finished with 27 points to guide Toronto to a 103-99 win.
LeBron James led the Cavs with 24 points and six rebounds but failed to save his side from the third consecutive defeat on the roads. Kevin Love posted 21 points and thirteen rebounds. The Cavs are now at 11-4. Mo Williams returned in the Cleveland lineup.
It was an evenly poised contest as the game was tied seven times. It swung fortunes 16 times. The teams were tied at 25 after the first quarter, and it was 49-49 at half-time. The Raptors were slightly ahead at the end of third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 33-31 in that session.
The Raptors outsmarted the Cavs in the final quarter. They scored nine straight points in 2:30 after missing the first five shots that quarter to go up 91-84, eyeing another win.
Patrick Patterson and Lowry notched up 3-pointers to take the sell-out crowd on their feet at Air Canada Center. DeMar DeRozan added 20 points to the winner’s tally.