Tuesday , Mar , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs open home-and-home with Toronto

=== Cavs open home-and-home with Toronto ===

(Sports Network) – After sweeping a home-and-home series with Chicago, the
Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to have similar success when they open a
brief home-and-home set with the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland posted consecutive wins versus the Bulls after a five-game losing
streak and is seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference playoff race. LeBron
James scored 27 of his 37 points in the second half of a 91-72 win on Sunday.

Drew Gooden added 13 points and 11 rebounds, as the Cavs swept the Bulls (4-0)
in the season series for the first time since 1998-99.

The Cavs are 1-3 in their last four home game and own a 21-10 record as the
host this season.

Toronto, meanwhile, put the brakes on a six-game losing streak with Sunday’s
111-105 victory over the Boston Celtics at the Air Canada Center. Morris
Peterson scored 27 points and Chris Bosh added 24 and 10 rebounds in the win.

The Raptors will hit the road before hosting Cleveland on Wednesday.
Toronto has dropped five in a row on the road and is 10-21 as the guest in
2005-06.

In the season series with Cleveland, the Raptors are down 0-1 after suffering
a 105-93 loss to the Cavs on November 7.

Cleveland has won two straight and four of the last five meetings with the
Raptors.

Toronto has lost two in a row and four of six in Cleveland.

CLE TOR