The Cleveland Cavaliers had a three-game winning streak going against some quality opponents -- Denver and Oklahoma City on the road, and Houston -- but lost it on Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors at home. The Raptors never trailed after they took the lead in the second quarter and ultimately left the Q with a 96-88 win, their 14th of the season. Cleveland fell to 16-24.
Toronto held the Cavaliers to 38-percent shooting from the field and 3-for-15 from long distance. Kyrie Irving scored only 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting and had seven assists. Antawn Jamison led the Cavs with 20 points on 8-for-18 shooting.
The Raptors finished shooting 50-percent from the field and had four players in double figures. Jerry Bayless wound up finishing with a team-high 20 points and seven assists. Andrea Bargnani added 19 points and eight boards.
Cleveland will look to get another winning streak going tomorrow night in Milwaukee.