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Nothing against Tristan, who is a good player, but Cavs fans must really hate it every time they see Jonas Valanciunas.
Cleveland includes the lead/deficit on its scoreboard, I believe they're the only NBA arena that does so. Co-sign. Down with simple math!
Actually, Bruno has as many threes as DeMar this season.
Amir Johnson has more made threes this season than DeMar DeRozan.
Valanciunas needs to watch it. Varejao is a master flopper.
Not sure if this was done intentionally but it looks like that large party of Raptors fans has been surrounded by Cavs Thunder Stix
Only quarter in which Lou hasn't attempted final shot over last 2 nights: the 4th yesterday (for obvious reasons)
Cool stat: Lou has taken the Raptors last shot in 5 of the last 6 quarters. He's made 3, missed 1, fouled (and hit 3 FTs) on the other
Lou Willliams/Jamall Crawford are scoring machines that you can't guard one-on-one.
DeRozan over last 1.5 games: 2-for-16
Lou Williams has only been outdone tonight by the Raptors fans in attendance. He has been outstanding. They have been outstanding plus.
This, by the way, is the Raptors' first lead of the game.
Lou Williams finishes off a stellar quarter with a three at the buzzer to give Raps an improbable 56-54 lead at the half. Lou leads with 24.
C'mon, as if Lou wasn't taking that shot. LOU BEATS THE BUZZER. Raps LEAD 56-54 at the half. 24 pts on 9 shots in 13 mins for Williams.
You know what you'll get from Lowry every night. DeRozan a mystery too often. He's a good player, but Lowry's a great player.
Lost in Lou's continued offensive brilliance, Casey has rightly praised his commitment on D. He's been a pleasant surprise on that end.
DeMar is not having any of that call. LeBron to the line. DeMar still shaking his head at the call.
Anyone who doesn't think Kyle Lowry is the best Raptor or an all-star simply doesn't have a clue.
Lowry ties it at 53 with a free throw.
Lou Williams with 21 points on 8 shots in 12 minutes (perfect 9-for-9 from the line). Just a ridiculous half for him.
Travelling Raps fans have doubled up the Lets Go Raptors chant preventing the home Cavs fans from chiming in.
Kyle Lowry just got trucked by LeBron. Takes as tough a charge as you can. LeBron shaken up for a second, before he remembered he's LeBron.
Lowry and Ross have both drawn charges on LeBron in the first half. Kyle taking one there
Kyle draws charge. LeBron is still down holding his knee.
Lou Williams coming back in. Cue the music.
Raptors have defended Kyrie well in the past - holding him to 17.6 pts on 38% FG in 8 meetings. He's already at 18 pts on 6/9 FG in 1st half
Kyrie Irving is an unreal offensive player, but might not be five worse defenders in entire league.
DeRozan's first FG: just over 8 minutes into the 2ndQ. He's 1-for-5 in 16 minutes
What is on Varejao's face?
Starters re-enter with 7:37 remaining in the half. Reserves got them back into the game, now let's see what the first unit can do. Cavs by 3
Raps starters with exception of Valanciunas all back in.
Raptors with a 27-7 edge in bench points
Chuck Hayes or Elvin Hayes? More great minutes from the eldest Raptor. This is suddenly a game. Raptors took the Cleveland punch.
Chuck Hayes makes an impact on the defensive end for the @raptors. The bench is a +20 for TOR.
14-4 Raptors run to start the 2ndQ. Overall, it's a 22-10 run going back to 2:34 mark of the 1stQ. Once down 18, Raps now within 3
Well, of course, Raps cut lead to three as Chuck Hayes goes in uncontested for the layup. We all saw that coming.
Cavs lead is down to five and the Raps travellers start the "We the North" chant.
Cavs GM has executive of the year guaranteed, but Masai's moves look really good. Lou Williams has been excellent
Thompson just ran into Waiters and a phantom Raptor got called for a foul.
Lou Williams: 2/4 FG, 6/6 FT, 10 points, rest of Toronto: 4/17 FG, 1/2 FT, 11 points. Cleveland Wet Hens shooting 64%, up 34-21 after 1Q
Raps took it on the chin in that quarter. Down 34-21. Raps' bench did a good job or it would have been much worse.
Will Cherry and Tristan Thompson into the game. Some CanCon and a pre-season Raptor.
Signs of life from the Raptors as the second unit comes in. Lou (4) and Pat (3) have scored nearly half the Raps 15 1stQ pts in 4 mins
Must have been that great game against Memphis, but announcer here in Cleveland is calling him Charles Hayes now. Respect.
Someone named "Charles Hayes" just checked in for Toronto
Another crazy new-look pass from LeBron to Andy. DeRozan has missed first 3 shots after 1/8 performance last night. 20-5 Cavs midway thru 1Q
Cavs hot start has taken the travelling Raptors fans right out of the picture.
Casey letting Lowry play through two early fouls. DeRozan forcing shots like crazy again
Raptors first bucket comes 4:30 in, a Lowry 3-ball from the corner. Cavs answer right back. Now 14-3
Lowry gets one to fall. Raps on the board.
Raps down 12 zip. Worse they haven't had a good look at the basket.
DeRozan's looked horrible the past week
Ross draws a charge on the driving LeBron. Other than that... Raptors: statue, Cavs: pigeon. 12-0 Cleveland.
Raps come out of a timeout with possession and don't get off a shot. Cavs are playing some defence tonight.
8-0 Cavs less then three minutes in. Lowry picked up two fouls. Quick timeout Toronto
Kyle picks up two quick fouls.
Varejao scores the game's fist 6 points, was the recipient of a ridiculous pass from LeBron on one of his buckets
Ross starts on LeBron.
"This is our house", Cavs PA announcer says. You sure about that? http://t.co/xCviKI4stg
Bebe chatting with fellow Brazilian Anderson Varejao at centre court pre-game. That's a lot of hair.
The few hundred Raptors fans here in Cleveland belting out O Canada was goosebump-inducing. Very very well done
Really cool moment in Cleveland. Entire section of Raptors fans sitting behind the bucket sing the Canadian anthem
Raps fans in attendance have just hi-jacked the anthem. The Nashville singer doing it is following them.
Lots of purple and red in the stands at The Q http://t.co/tyLxK0zh86
Plenty of Canadian flags at the Q tonight and those waving them are not shy. Already a handful of 'Let's Go Raptors' cheers.
4-5 rows of Raps fans sitting behind basket at the Q in Cleveland. They're here early, chanting & waving Canadian flags/We the North banner
LeBron James smiling and saying "I'm in a good place today" has to be all kinds of scary for the Raptors.
Players with most consecutive wins vs Toronto in Raptors history: Steve Nash- 17, LeBron James-16, and you guessed it, Mario Chalmers-16