NBA wrap: Cavaliers pick up surprising win over Raptors

first_imgThe Raptors couldn’t miss from deep against the Heat on Sunday, but failed to replicate that success.Toronto made just 28.2 percent of its 3-pointers on Monday while Cleveland shot 43.9 percent. Related News Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored a game-high 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting for the Cavaliers.Although Kawhi Leonard contributed 29 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, Toronto couldn’t close the gap.Cleveland improved to 17-50 with the win while Toronto dropped to 48-20.Studs of the NightKemba Walker put up 40 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, but the Hornets lost to the Rockets, 116-108.Bradley Beal fell just short of a triple-double, recording 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the Wizards’ 121-115 win against the Kings.Lou Williams scored 34 points on 14-of-20 shooting as the Clippers routed the Celtics, 140-115.Duds of the NightBlake Griffin scored 10 points on just 1-of-10 shooting in Detroit’s 103-75 loss to Brooklyn.Joe Ingles scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting in the Jazz’s 98-89 loss to the Thunder.HighlightsDonovan Mitchell put Nerlens Noel on skates with a right-to-left cross that he capped off with a 3-pointer.Spida dropped him 💀— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 12, 2019Lou Williams became the NBA’s all-time leader in bench scoring with this layup. Serge Ibaka, Marquese Chriss ejected, suspended after exchanging punches Russell Westbrook details heated exchange with Jazz fans: ‘I’ll f— you up’center_img With this bucket, @TeamLou23 becomes the #NBA all-time leader in points scored off the bench! #ClipperNation— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2019What’s Next?Trail Blazers (40-26) at Clippers (39-29) 10:30 p.m. ET — Los Angeles is riding a five-game winning streak and beat Boston handily Monday. Portland has dropped down to fifth in the standings and will need to perform in the coming weeks to secure a homecourt advantage in the postseason. The Cavaliers pulled off an impressive 126-101 victory over the Raptors on Monday.Cleveland may be 14th in the Eastern Conference standings, but it had the second place team’s number at Quicken Loans Arena.last_img

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