TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and matched a season high with 14 assists, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on late to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 26, J.R. Smith had 15 and James Jones 14 as the Cavaliers won their second straight and improved to 9-8 in the second game of back-to-backs.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points and 11 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan had 25 points for the Raptors, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Lou Williams scored 21 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for the Raptors. Toronto’s All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry was rested for the third straight game.
James finished four rebounds shy of a triple-double as Cleveland clinched the season series against the Raptors with its third win in four meetings.