Toronto 98, Cleveland 99

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #68 Marat Kogut, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 18820

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 19 27 20 33 99
Toronto 25 25 25 23 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 13-32 6-12 7-20 W3
Toronto 16-28 11-10 5-18 L1

Recap

Cavaliers 99, Raptors 98: Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 32 points and rattled in the winning 3-pointer with seven-tenths of a second left as visiting Cleveland rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to notch their season-best third consecutive win. 

Marreese Speights added 17 points and Tristan Thompson had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who won for the third in their past nine meetings with Toronto.

Amir Johnson collected 18 points and 12 rebounds and Alan Anderson scored 17 for the Raptors, who have lost six of their last eight contests. 

The lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter before Irving gave the Cavaliers the final momentum swing. He walked the ball up the floor and pulled up from well beyond the arc. Alonzo Gee intercepted Jose Calderon's inbounds pass to thwart Toronto's last hope of a buzzer-beater.

The Raptors went up 77-66 on Anderson's driving layup to open the fourth quarter, but the Cavaliers quickly came charging back. Wayne Ellington and Speights combined for 10 straight points to get Cleveland within one, and Thompson's tip-in put the Cavs ahead 80-79 with 8:47 left - their first lead since the first quarter. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers G Daniel Gibson left in the third quarter with a sprained toe and did not return. Cleveland also was without G C.J. Miles (illness). … The Raptors wore camouflage uniforms as a tribute to the Canadian Forces. Toronto dropped to 1-5 all-time in those uniforms. … Raptors F Ed Davis had 16 points and nine rebounds. He has scored 11 or more points in 10 consecutive games. 

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Toronto
Kyrie Irving 32 Scoring Amir Johnson 18
Kyrie Irving 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 7
Tyler Zeller 12 Rebounds Amir Johnson 12
Alonzo Gee 4 Free Throws Made Amir Johnson 4
Shaun Livingston 3 Steals Alan Anderson 2
Tristan Thompson 3 Blocks Quincy Acy 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 99 47.4 6-11 19-22 12 39 4 8 15
Toronto 98 48.8 5-17 13-18 22 39 4 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Raptors have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .303 after a loss.