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The Raptors broke their two-game losing streak, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 135-115.
Toronto was firing on all cylinders tonight despite missing their top three scorers — Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry.
Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn both had career-highs, scoring 44 and 20 points, respectively. The team was accurate tonight, shooting 60.9% from the field and 53.1% from three-point range.
The Raptors had a season-high first quarter, scoring 47 through the opening frame. Even better, Toronto went on to score 87 by halftime — a franchise record for single-game first half points.
The Raptors continued their dominance in the second half, hitting a triple digit score with more than two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The fourth and final quarter ended with Toronto adding more salt in Cleveland’s wound, dropping 35 points.
Kyle Lowry (foot), Fred VanVleet (hip) and Jalen Harris (hip) were all ruled out prior to tonight’s contest. Paul Watson Jr. also remained out of the lineup as he is still listed on the COVID-19 health and safety protocol.
Toronto also rested Pascal Siakam tonight.
Jarrett Allen (concussion), Larry Nance Jr. (illness) and Dylan Windler (knee) were all ruled out for the Cavaliers.
The Raptors will travel to New York to play the Knicks tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST.