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Lowry scores career-high 43 as Raptors beat Cavaliers, 99-97


By PAUL ATTFIELD
Posted Feb 27 2016 2:06AM

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry had a big smile after capping off a career night by hitting the clinching basket in the closing seconds.

Lowry finished with a career-best 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night.

"My first game winner in my illustrious 10-year career," he said, noting that he was at Villanova that last time he'd done that.

Terrence Ross added 15 for Toronto, which won its 10th straight at home to tie a franchise record previously set between March 24 and Nov. 4, 2002.

LeBron James, who scored 25, had a chance to win the game with a late 3-pointer, but his shot missed the rim completely as time expired.

Kevin Love added 20 for the Cavaliers, who had their lead over Atlantic Division-leading Toronto in the East cut to two games, and conceded the playoff seeding tie-breaker to Toronto, with the Raptors clinching the season series 2-1.

Lowry played down his individual effort though, which bettered the 41 he put up against Golden State on Dec. 5.

"The bigger deal is that we won the game, that's all that matters," he said. "I think we grew tonight but we've got the team to get better. Now we've put our efforts into Detroit and worry about Detroit."

Lowry's 15-for-20 performance also helped make up for an ineffective night from the team's top scorer, DeMar DeRozan, who was suffering from flu-like symptoms and was held to a season-low six points.

Dwane Casey had insisted all day that this top-two matchup was just another game, and not a possible playoff preview, and he refused to change his tune following the victory.

"Again, it is just one game," he said. "If we come back and stub our toe on Sunday (against the Pistons)what does it mean? Nothing, zero, it is one of 82."

In the Cleveland dressing room, Love disagreed about the importance of the game.

"Anybody who says it wasn't is lying to you," he said when asked if it was a big game, particularly with the playoff tiebreaker on the line. "We knew coming in it was going to be a hostile environment away from home, they're a very good team and had won nine in a row before tonight so we knew they were going to be tough to beat and it was no different."

Despite leading for almost the entire game, Cleveland faltered down the stretch, allowing Toronto to tie the game with 3:03 left courtesy of a 9-0 run over 90 seconds. For James, it was the kind of performance the team has to learn from.

"It's mental mistake after mental mistake and those hurt more than anything when you can play better mentally," he said. "People get so caught up in the physical side of the game, we lack mental (strength) right now and we've got to continue to get better with it."

THROWING THOMAS

Former NFL MVP and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas was at the game, zipping signed footballs into the crowd with the kind of compact spirals that almost made you forget the Buffalo Bills great was a running back and not a quarterback.

BENCH MARK

The Raptors' reserves combined to outscore the Cavaliers' backups 37-23, highlighted by 15 from Ross and another 11 from Bismack Biyombo.

MILESTONE MAN

DeRozan appeared in his 500th game with Toronto on Friday, becoming the fourth Raptors player to reach the milestone - joining Morris Peterson, Jose Calderon and Chris Bosh. He received a video tribute and a standing ovation when the milestone was announced in the first quarter.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Mo Williams (left knee) sat out the game. ... Cleveland is 43 of 86 from 3-point range against the Raptors this season, well above its season average of 10.1 made 3s per game. When asked if he looked for a certain number of 3s, coach Tyronn Lue said, "Not a number just open 3s. We don't want to force shots and take really quick shots contested, but when we get our chance to get our shot and take our shot we want to take it."

Raptors: With his two 3-pointers, Lowry tied Andrea Bargnani (579) for second on the franchise's all-time list, and now trails only Peterson (801). ... Valanciunas left game in third quarter after being elbowed in the ribs by James and headed to the dressing room for a rib/diaphragm exam. He returned to the bench later in the quarter and was back on the floor in the fourth. ... Toronto has now won 26 consecutive games when holding opponents to fewer than 100 points, the second-longest streak in team history, and one shy of tying the franchise record.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Washington on Sunday.

Raptors: At Detroit on Sunday.


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CLE
TOR
     
    • 47.3%

    • 50.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 35.3%

    • 71.4%

    • 73.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE TOR
Total Rebounds 39 34
Offensive Rebounds 10 5
Turnovers 14 11
Fast Break Pts: 6 3
Biggest Lead: 14 3
Points in the Paint: 34 50
CLE TOR
p James   25 Lowry   43
rb Thompson   10 Valanciunas   9
a James   7 Lowry   9
s 4 players   1 Lowry   4
b
 
  • 11/25 - CLE 99 @ TOR 103
  • 01/04 - TOR 100 @ CLE 122
  • 02/26 - CLE 97 @ TOR 99
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 40:29 9-18 2-4 5-9 +10 1 7 8 7 2 1 6 0 0 25
K. Love F 35:08 5-15 2-5 8-10 +3 3 6 9 5 3 1 0 0 0 20
T. Thompson C 28:52 3-6 0-0 0-0 +7 3 7 10 2 3 0 1 0 0 6
J. Smith G 32:08 5-8 3-6 0-0 +4 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 13
K. Irving G 31:11 4-11 0-2 2-2 -2 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 10
M. Dellavedova   21:08 3-5 2-3 0-0 -1 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 8
I. Shumpert   22:05 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 0 3 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 2
C. Frye   12:09 1-4 1-2 0-0 +1 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 3
T. Mozgov   09:19 2-3 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
R. Jefferson   07:31 2-2 2-2 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams NWT - Left Knee Chondromalacia
Total   240 35-74 12-24 15-21   10 29 39 21 26 4 14 0 0 97
  47.3% 50.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14
Toronto Raptors (39-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Johnson F 15:42 0-3 0-1 0-0 -12 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
L. Scola F 11:06 1-5 0-2 0-1 -14 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
J. Valanciunas C 28:24 4-5 0-0 3-4 +4 4 5 9 0 3 1 2 0 0 11
D. DeRozan G 32:19 1-11 0-1 4-4 +6 0 6 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 6
K. Lowry G 42:49 15-20 2-5 11-15 +11 0 5 5 9 4 4 2 0 0 43
P. Patterson   36:54 2-4 1-1 0-0 +16 0 3 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 5
T. Ross   27:03 6-11 3-6 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 15
C. Joseph   24:10 3-9 0-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6
B. Biyombo   19:36 5-5 0-0 1-2 -2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
A. Bennett   01:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Nogueira DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Wright DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-73 6-17 19-26   5 29 34 18 23 6 11 0 0 99
  50.7% 35.3% 73.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Raptors: Caboclo, Carroll

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Shumpert
  • Raptors: Nurse

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #16 David Guthrie, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 19800
  • Duration: 2:26
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-16) Toronto Raptors (39-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Valanciunas vs Thompson (Lowry gains possession)
  11:42 DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:DeRozan (1 ST)  11:25  
  11:12 DeRozan Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Irving Running Pull-Up Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  11:04
[CLE 2-0]
 
  10:37 Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:37  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  10:27
[CLE 5-0]
 
  10:12 Scola 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:11  
Love Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:03  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:02  
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:57  
  09:38 Scola 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:26
[CLE 7-0]
 
  09:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  09:11  
  09:11
[TOR 1-7]
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:11
[TOR 2-7]
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:42
[TOR 4-7]
Lowry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Driving Bank Hook Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:32 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:27 Lowry Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
  08:27 Lowry Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:13
[CLE 9-4]
 
  07:49 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:48  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:22 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
  06:59 DeRozan Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  06:52
[CLE 11-4]
 
  06:52 Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
  06:52 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  06:36  
  06:36
[TOR 5-11]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:36
[TOR 6-11]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:22  
Thompson Tip Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:20
[CLE 13-6]
 
  06:06
[TOR 8-13]
Valanciunas Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:42
[CLE 15-8]
 
  05:30
[TOR 10-15]
Lowry Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (1 AST) 
Love Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:10 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:00 DeRozan Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:58
[TOR 12-15]
Valanciunas Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:31
[TOR 15-15]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:24  
  04:12 DeRozan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 16-15]
 
  04:12 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Ross 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 17-15]
 
  03:49
[TOR 17-17]
Patterson Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:28 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:28  
  03:13 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:13
[CLE 18-17]
 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:13  
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  03:13  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:06 Johnson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Capers) 
  03:06 Johnson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Love Substitution replaced by Frye  03:06  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  02:54
[CLE 20-17]
 
  02:31 Ross Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:29 Lowry Substitution replaced by Joseph 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  02:29  
  02:19 Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:19  
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  02:03
[CLE 22-17]
 
  01:57 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:57 Johnson Substitution replaced by Biyombo 
  01:57 Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  01:50
[TOR 19-22]
Joseph Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 25-19]
 
  01:15 Patterson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:14  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.1
[TOR 21-25]
Ross Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  00:41.9
[CLE 28-21]
 
  00:30.9 Joseph Driving Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:30.6  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  00:09.9
[CLE 31-21]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (B Taylor)  00:04.6  
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:04.6  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-16) Toronto Raptors (39-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Shumpert Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:34  
Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  11:23
[CLE 33-21]
 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  11:05  
  10:53
[TOR 23-33]
Biyombo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Mozgov Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:16
[TOR 25-33]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  10:01  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  10:01  
  09:46 Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
  09:44 Patterson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:20
[TOR 27-33]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers)  09:20  
  09:20 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:01 Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Frye Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (B Taylor)  08:56  
  08:56  
Frye Substitution replaced by Love  08:56  
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  08:44  
  08:36 Team Turnover : 5 Sec Inbound Turnover 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:20 Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:10
[TOR 29-33]
Biyombo Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:49
[TOR 31-33]
Joseph Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  07:26
[CLE 36-31]
 
  07:07
[TOR 33-36]
Joseph Driving Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:50 Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42
[TOR 35-36]
Biyombo Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:41  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  06:41  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:41  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  06:21
[CLE 39-35]
 
  06:05
[TOR 37-39]
Biyombo Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  05:46  
  05:27
[TOR 39-39]
Lowry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:14 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52
[TOR 41-39]
Biyombo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:34  
Irving Substitution replaced by James  04:34  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:34  
  04:34 Joseph Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Thompson Hook Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:02 Lowry Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:01  
Love Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:42  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:40
[CLE 41-41]
 
  03:28 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:00 DeRozan Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:59  
James Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:52
[CLE 43-41]
 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:42 Lowry Substitution replaced by Valanciunas 
  02:42 Patterson Substitution replaced by Joseph 
  02:42 Biyombo Substitution replaced by Scola 
  02:34 DeRozan Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:32 Team Rebound 
  02:22
[TOR 43-43]
Valanciunas Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
  02:11 Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor) 
  02:11 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ross 
James Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:02 Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:51 Valanciunas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:26 Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:25  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  01:08
[CLE 46-43]
 
  00:53.7 Nurse Technical (B Taylor) 
James Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  00:53.7
[CLE 47-43]
 
  00:48.9 DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:47.9  
Dellavedova Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  00:35.9
[CLE 49-43]
 
  00:19.9
[TOR 45-49]
Ross Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST) 
Love Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:00.9  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-16) Toronto Raptors (39-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:48
[CLE 51-45]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers)  11:33  
  11:18 DeRozan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:17  
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:09
[CLE 53-45]
 
  10:58 DeRozan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:54
[CLE 55-45]
 
  10:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Capers)  10:32  
  10:32
[TOR 47-55]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:09  
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:08  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:07  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:47 Foul : Double Personal - Scola (2 PF), Love (2 PF) (J Capers) 
  09:47 Jump Ball Valanciunas vs Thompson 
  09:47 Scola Turnover : Double Personal Turnover (1 TO) 
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Valanciunas (1 ST)  09:35  
  09:18 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:17
[TOR 49-55]
Scola Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor)  09:17  
  09:17 Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:17  
  09:06 Scola Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:06
[CLE 56-49]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:06
[CLE 57-49]
 
  08:52 DeRozan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  08:46 Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:46
[CLE 58-49]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:46  
Team Rebound  08:45  
  08:44 Scola Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (B Taylor) 
  08:44 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  08:44 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ross 
Thompson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  08:25
[CLE 60-49]
 
  07:59 DeRozan Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:58  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST)  07:53  
  07:45 DeRozan Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:45  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  07:27  
  07:27
[TOR 50-60]
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:27
[TOR 51-60]
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers)  07:06  
  07:06 Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo 
  06:50
[TOR 54-60]
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (2 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:35  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:35  
  06:32 Lowry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (J Capers) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  06:32  
Team Rebound  06:32  
Love Free Throw 2 of 3 (12 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 61-54]
 
Love Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 62-54]
 
  06:21 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:21  
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:15
[CLE 65-54]
 
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  06:05  
  06:05 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:05 Team Rebound 
  06:05
[TOR 55-65]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:47 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:30 DeRozan Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:29  
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:08
[CLE 67-55]
 
  04:52 Patterson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  04:52 Patterson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  04:52  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:52  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34 DeRozan Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Joseph 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:34
[CLE 68-55]
 
  04:23
[TOR 57-68]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST)  03:59
[CLE 71-57]
 
  03:48
[TOR 60-71]
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
Dellavedova Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  03:29  
Dellavedova Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:29  
  03:19 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:18  
  03:00 Patterson Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:00
[CLE 72-60]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:00
[CLE 73-60]
 
  02:41 Joseph Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:24
[TOR 62-73]
Lowry Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:54  
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:52
[CLE 75-62]
 
  01:45 Patterson Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (B Taylor) 
  01:45 Patterson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Love Substitution replaced by Frye  01:45  
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Capers)  01:29  
James Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:29  
  01:15 Joseph Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
  00:59.9 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:59.3 Team Rebound 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  00:53.0  
  00:53.0
[TOR 63-75]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:53.0
[TOR 64-75]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (3 ST)  00:39.4  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  00:33.8  
  00:33.8
[TOR 65-75]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:33.8 Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:32.9  
Thompson Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:17.8
[CLE 77-65]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:02.7  
  00:02.7 Biyombo Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:02.7 Team Rebound 
  00:02.7
[TOR 66-77]
Biyombo Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Smith  00:02.7  
  00:00.0
[TOR 68-77]
Lowry Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Ross (1 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:41  
  11:38 Valanciunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO)  11:20  
  11:04
[TOR 71-77]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Lowry (4 ST)  10:47  
  10:29
[TOR 74-77]
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:29  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Irving  10:29  
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  10:12
[CLE 79-74]
 
  09:48 Ross 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers)  09:39  
  09:30 Valanciunas Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  09:29 Team Rebound 
Shumpert Technical (B Taylor)  09:29  
  09:29
[TOR 75-79]
Lowry Free Throw Technical (31 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith  09:29  
Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  09:16  
  09:16
[TOR 76-79]
Valanciunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:16 Valanciunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:15  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  08:58
[CLE 82-76]
 
  08:41 Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:41  
  08:30 Ross Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Taylor) 
Irving Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:14
[CLE 84-76]
 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  08:05  
  08:05 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05
[TOR 77-84]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Frye Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:51  
Frye Tip Layup Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:49 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Frye Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:43  
Frye Substitution replaced by Love  07:43  
  07:32 Patterson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:31 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:28
[TOR 79-84]
Valanciunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  07:03
[CLE 87-79]
 
  06:41
[TOR 82-87]
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Joseph (4 AST) 
Irving Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  06:15
[CLE 89-82]
 
  06:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:54 Ross 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:53  
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST)  05:38
[CLE 91-82]
 
  05:13 Ross Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:05 Valanciunas Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  05:05 Valanciunas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:05 Joseph Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
Irving Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:45  
  04:33
[TOR 84-91]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (34 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:59
[TOR 86-91]
Lowry Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie)  03:59  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:59  
  03:59
[TOR 87-91]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (37 PTS) 
Irving Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Taylor)  03:46  
Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:46  
  03:34
[TOR 89-91]
DeRozan Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (8 AST) 
  03:30 Lowry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Taylor) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:14 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  03:03  
  03:03
[TOR 90-91]
Valanciunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:03
[TOR 91-91]
Valanciunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:43 Valanciunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
  02:43  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  02:43
[CLE 92-91]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Valanciunas Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:26
[TOR 93-92]
Ross Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (9 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Love Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  01:55  
  01:55
[TOR 94-92]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS) 
  01:55 Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo 
  01:55
[TOR 95-92]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (39 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  01:42
[CLE 95-95]
 
  01:25 Ross 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:25  
  01:08 Lowry Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:08
[CLE 96-95]
 
  01:08 Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:08
[CLE 97-95]
 
  01:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:08  
Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert  01:08  
  00:51.9
[TOR 97-97]
Lowry Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (41 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:51.3  
  00:51.3 Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  00:51.3  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  00:51.3  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.8 Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:26.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:26.9  
Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:26.9  
  00:26.9 Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas 
  00:03.9
[TOR 99-97]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (43 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.8  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  00:03.8  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  00:03.8  
  00:03.8 Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo 
  00:03.8 Ross Substitution replaced by Joseph 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
TOR
1st Atlantic
56
26
7-3
32-9
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
TOR
Lowry 23.4
Valanciunas 12.7
Lowry 7.6
Biyombo 1.8
Lowry 2.6