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Valanciunas, Raptors down Cavs
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonas Valanciunas scored 10 of his 18 points during a dominant third quarter and the Toronto Raptors came from behind to snap Cleveland's six-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory over the Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre.
Terrence Ross netted 20 points and matched a career-high with three steals to lead the Raptors, who outscored the Cavs 37-21 in the third after trailing at halftime. Kyle Lowry stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds and DeMar DeRozan scored 14 in the triumph.
Luol Deng had a game-high 21 points with 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which had won six in a row on the heels of a six-game losing skid. All-Star MVP Kyrie Irving had 17 and nine assists, but shot just 3-of-16 from the floor.
Spencer Hawes scored seven points with 10 boards in his Cleveland debut after coming over in a deadline deal from Philly while the Cavs' top draft choice Anthony Bennett, whose struggles this season have been well documented, played well in his homecoming. The Toronto native shot 4-of-6 for nine points in the setback, also in a reserve role.
These two teams meet again in Cleveland on Feb. 25.
02/21 21:37:02 ET
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