Cavs Can’t Top Visiting Toronto Raptors

Posted on: 10:30 pm, December 18, 2012, by

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CLEVELAND — The Toronto Raptors had an 11-game road losing streak.  Notice I wrote “had”?  That’s because the visiting ball club left the Q on Tuesday night with a 113-99 victory despite solid outputs from Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao.

Irving dropped in 23 points and dished out 7 assists, while Varejao scored 22 and grabbed 10 boards.

The Cavs took a 53-49 halftime lead but could not sustain the lead in the second half.  Two successive 23 point quarters by Cleveland were in contrast to Toronto, which cashed in with 64 second half points. That led to the going away win and boo birds showing their displeasure as the game ticked down to no time left.

The Raptors were led by Jose Calderon, who scored 23 and four others were in double figures.

Cavs rookie guard Dion Waiters returned after missing 8 games and was rusty as expected.  Waiters was 4-of-13 from the field and scored 8 points.

The Cavaliers will be in Boston on Wednesday night to face the Celtics.