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CLEVELAND--When the Cavs were down 100-90 with 5:41 left in the fourth quarter to the defending NBA Champions, the Cavs scored nine straight in less than two minutes to be within one. But as Coach Beilein mentioned after the game, the Cavs' growth as a team was not enough as they fell to the Toronto Raptors 115-109.
Raptors had to work for their 9th straight win as the Cavs outscored the Raptors 34-27 in the fourth quarter. Collin Sexton and Kevin Love were the Cavs' leading scorers with 23 points.
But late in the game, the Cavs' 23 turnovers caught up to them as the Raptors closed the game out.
Norman Powell's play put the game in hand for the Raptors. Powell scored eight straight points in the last minute of the game. Serge Ibaka led all scorers with 26 points and Kyle Lowry helped with 23 points.
Cavs have not won a home game since December 23th, 2019 when they beat the Atlanta Hawks. Meanwhile, the Raptors extend their win streak to nine games.
Cavs will host the Golden State Warriors this Saturday night on WTAM 1100AM/106.9FM in a matchup of two of the worst records in the NBA. We of course know the Cavs/Warriors rivalry from four straight NBA Finals from 2015-2018.