NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Cleveland
(Saturday, November 24th)
Final Score: Cleveland 111, Toronto 108
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - LeBron James poured in 37 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 12 assists to lead Cleveland past Toronto, 111-108, at Quicken Loans Arena.
Daniel Gibson and Damon Jones each had 17 points for the Cavaliers, who have won two straight and three of their last four games.
Chris Bosh netted a game-high 41 points for the Raptors, who have three losses over their last four games. Jason Kapono came off the bench to net 17 points in defeat.
Leading by two, the Cavaliers scored five straight points -- four by Zydrunas Ilgauskas -- to increase their lead to 96-89 with 6:13 to go in the fourth.
Cleveland continued to run in front and went up 101-93 after Gibson sunk a three-pointer from the left corner with just under four minutes to play.
The Raptors attempted to claw back and with 1:30 remaining, a pair of free throws from Bosh made it a four-point game. After a defensive stop at the other end, Toronto stormed down the court and made it 104-103 after Kapono sunk a trey with 57.1 to go.
James answered with a running jumper off the glass at the other end to make it a three-point game with 44 ticks left, but a layup by Kapono made it a one- point game once again.
With just 16.7 left, James hit a turnaround jumper that put the Cavs up 108-105.
A late three by Kapono made it a one-point contest but Cleveland iced it with James hitting both free throws after he was fouled by Jose Calderon.
Behind 16 points from Bosh, the Raptors led 30-21 after the opening quarter. Bosh was an impressive 5-of-7 from the field over the first 12 minutes of the contest.
Cleveland came back and outscored Toronto by five points in the second stanza to head into halftime down 56-52. James paced the Cavaliers with 16 points in the first half.
Trailing by four points at the half, Cleveland outscored Toronto by four points in the third quarter to tie the game up at 81-81 heading into the final frame.
Ilgauskas finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds...Cleveland shot 51.8 percent from the field and was 13-of-30 (43.3 percent) from beyond the arc...The game featured eight different lead changes and was tied nine times.
11/24 16:01:19 ET