Leonard Leads Toronto Past the Cavs

(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

TORONTO --  The Cleveland Cavaliers fought hard to stick around with the Toronto Raptors throughout most of the game. At halftime, the Cavaliers found themselves down by 7, and were then able to trim the Raptor lead to 6 by the end of the third quarter. The Cavaliers went ice cold in the fourth quarter, as the Raptors took advantage, cruising to a 126-110 victory.

Toronto was down 5 players due to injury going into tonight's game and someone had to step up. That someone was the ever dangerous Kawhi Leonard, who finished the game with 37 points in just 32 minutes of play. Leonard shot 12-16 from the field, and added 6 rebounds to his impressive statline. OG Anunoby tied his career high in points, lighting up the Cavaliers for 21 points. 

Larry Nance Jr. continued to be the Cavaliers' most consistent player, recording a double double. Nance scored 16 points, shooting 6-7 from the court, and added 12 rebounds. Despite finding himself in a recent slump, Sexton had a solid game, scoring 17 points and adding 5 boards and 3 assists. Jordan Clarkson led all Cavaliers in scoring, putting up 20 points off of the bench.

The Cavaliers will return home to take on the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, December 23rd. Tip-off is set for 6:00 pm ET at Quicken Loans Arena. 

 
 
 

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