LeBron, Cavs welcome Raptors to town
(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors shoot for their first three-game
winning streak since February of last season when they take on the Cleveland
Cavaliers tonight at Quicken Loans Arena.
Toronto posted its second straight win on Saturday with a 103-100 victory over
the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. All-Star Chris Bosh had 26
points and 13 rebounds to lead the Raptors, who are tied atop the Atlantic
Division with the New Jersey Nets.
T.J. Ford added 20 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, while rookie Andrea
Bargnani had 11 points for Toronto, which recorded just its second road win in
10 games this season. It is 1-0 on a three-game road trip to New York,
Cleveland and Chicago.
On the injury front for Toronto, Bosh (left eye infection) is questionable for
tonight’s contest. Bosh leads the Raptors in scoring (21.1 ppg) and rebounds
Cleveland, meanwhile, has lost two of three and five of its last eight games
after a five-game winning streak. The Cavs are only a half game behind the
Detroit Pistons in the Central Division, but suffered an 81-63 loss to the
Houston Rockets on Saturday at the Toyota Center.
Superstar LeBron James scored 21 points and was the only player in double
figures for the Cavaliers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had nine points for the Cavs,
who shot a dismal 22-for-78 (28.2 percent) from the field.
The Cavaliers will host Toronto and Indiana, and owns a 7-2 record at Quicken
Loans Arena this season.
Toronto defeated Cleveland on November 22 this season by a 95-87 score at the
Air Canada Centre. The Cavs went 3-0 in the series last season and has won six
of eight and seven of the last 10 meetings.
The Raptors have dropped five of seven and six of their last nine trips to