LeBron and Co. battle Raptors up north
(Sports Network) – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers head north this
evening to face the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
Cleveland has won six of its last seven games, including Tuesday’s 97-94 win
over the Memphis Grizzlies at Quicken Loans Arena. Drew Gooden scored 22
points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Cavs, while James finished with 15
Damon Jones scored 21 points for Cleveland, which leads the Central division
by two games over Detroit and Indiana. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 12 points and
eight rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Meanwhile, the Raptors will try to halt a six-game losing streak. They
suffered a 101-96 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday in Salt Lake City.
Chris Bosh had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead six Toronto players in double
figures, but the Raptors dropped to 2-8 on the season.
Cleveland won all three games against Toronto last season and has won four
straight and six of the last seven meetings.
The Cavaliers have won three in a row and four of the last five trips to the
Air Canada Centre.