CLEVELAND–The Cavaliers won a nail biter on Tuesday night, 102-100, over the visiting Toronto Raptors. It was Cleveland’s first win this season against the team from Canada.
Dion Waiters led the way with 24 points and 7 assists, while Luol Deng helped out with 19 points, six rebounds and 7 assists. Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 13 boards.
Cleveland was cruising along in the third quarter and took a 21-point lead at the 8:11 mark with a Tristan Thompson dunk. Then things got interesting.
Toronto stormed back and took the lead, though briefly, on a three-pointer by Greivis Vasquez, 95-94, with 6:45 left.
Jarrett Jack hit a jumper for a one-point lead and the Cavs never lost the lead the rest of the way. Deng stole an errant pass as the clock clicked down to zero to seal the win.
No rest for the Cavs as they travel to Detroit for a Wednesday night game against the Pistons.