Cavaliers Claim Victory Over Raptors

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers won their second straight game with their All Star sitting on the bench with an injury.

Cleveland sent the Toronto Raptors packing thanks to a 103-92 victory on Wednesday night.

A 37-point explosion in the second quarter paved the way for the win as Cleveland is now 4-1 since the All Star break.

The Cavaliers were paced by rookie guard Dion Waiters who gunned in 23 points and added six assists as he handled the basketball a lot.

Shaun Livingston, getting more time with Kyrie Irving injured, scored 15 while Tristan Thompson chipped in 14.

The Cavaliers bench was productive with Wayne Ellington scoring 13, and Marreese Speights getting 11 points.

DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 34 points.

Irving sat out his second game in a row since injuring his knee.

The Cavs are not saying, but its possible the All Star will be able to suit up on Friday night when the Wine and Gold are back on the court.