The Cav’s hit a last second shot at the end of the first quarter to tie the game at 23 apiece, they wished the second quarter went half as good. Ramon Sessions led the Cav’s in scoring off the bench in his new role with eight, but the team shot just a hair over 33% from the floor. A tear drop by Kyre Irving got him his first points in his NBA career, but he came away with only three in the first half. Also a new addition to Cleveland, forward Omri Cappsi, had just one bucket in the first two quarters combined.
Toronto grabbed its biggest lead of the game, ten, to close the half behind a strong defensive effort. Nine blocked shots turned Cleveland back. Leandro Barbosa got into double figures in personal points in a hurry, as he dropped ten on the Cav’s. Toronto’s bench looked ready to go, posting 28 of their 52 first half points.