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Cavaliers Vs. Raptors: Cleveland Goes For Season-High Fourth Straight Win

The Cavaliers have won three in a row, and they've done so against some of the Western Conference's better teams. Now the Cavs will try to keep it going against the East.

March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Daniel Gibson (1) during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Daniel Gibson (1) during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reeled off three straight wins against some of the best the Western Conference has to offer. Now they'll try to keep it going against a lowly Eastern Conference team, the Toronto Raptors.

It was the first time all season that Cleveland, 16-23, had won three straight games, and it was all the more surprising because the wins came against three teams currently in the top eight in the West -- including the conference's top team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The other two victims were Denver and Houston; the Cavs toppled Houston 118-107 on Sunday.

The Cavs, who are within a half-game of the No. 8 spot in the East standings, now have six straight games against Eastern Conference opponents.

Antawn Jamison has been playing some of his best basketball of the season of late. He's gone for 33, 21 and 28 points, respectively, over the last three. The 33 points he dropped against Denver were one shy of a season-high. He has also averaged more than seven boards over that stretch.

Toronto, meanwhile, has lost two in a row and four of its last six, falling to 13-28. The Raptors have given up 105 points in each of the last two.

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