Cleveland 96, Toronto 100

Date - Sunday, March 10, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #16 David Guthrie, #77 Karl Lane
Attendance - 19800

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 27 28 19 22 96
Toronto 20 26 33 21 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 21-42 12-19 9-23 L2
Toronto 25-39 16-16 9-23 W1

Recap

Raptors 100, Cavaliers 96: Alan Anderson scored 18 points off the bench and all five starters joined him in double figures as host Toronto rallied in the second half to salvage a split of the season series with Cleveland.

Amir Johnson collected 17 points and 16 rebounds and Kyle Lowry added 15 points and nine boards for the Raptors, who won for only the second time in eight games. 

Rookie Dion Waiters scored 21 points and C.J. Miles added 15 in a reserve role for the Cavaliers, who have dropped four of five after winning four of their previous five. Leading scorer Kyrie Irving scored 12 points before leaving with a bruised left shoulder with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. 

The Cavaliers led by as many as 17 in the first half and were up 55-46 at the break before a disastrous third quarter. Cleveland went 6-for-20 from the field in the period, as Toronto outscored the Cavaliers 33-19 to take a five-point advantage into the fourth.

Waiters hit a pair of free throws to give Cleveland a 95-94 lead with 1:20 left, but the Cavaliers missed their last three field-goal attempts and Toronto went 4-for-4 at the foul line in the final minute to seal it. Anderson scored 10 of his 18 in the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto was without star Rudy Gay, who was held out because of a stiff back. … Cleveland got 40 points from its reserves, marking the 15th time in 17 games the Cavaliers' bench has contributed at least 30 points. … The Raptors scored 40 points in the paint and have tallied 40 or more in five consecutive games. 

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Toronto
Dion Waiters 21 Scoring Alan Anderson 18
Kyrie Irving 4 Assists DeMar DeRozan 6
Tristan Thompson 10 Rebounds Amir Johnson 16
Dion Waiters 5 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 7
Alonzo Gee 2 Steals Kyle Lowry 3
Marreese Speights 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 96 41.9 7-21 17-27 20 45 2 6 13
Toronto 100 39.3 8-23 26-34 22 47 5 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Raptors have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .359 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Washington. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.