Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/6/12

It took a bunch of D-Leaguers and Coach Byron Scott getting thrown, but the Cavs finally managed to beat the Toronto Raptors (though it’s more accurate to say that the Cavs stole this game.) Cleveland trailed 63-52 after three quarters, looking lifeless and well on their way to their 10th consecutive loss. But a combination of Lester Hudson’s energy (23 points, 7 assists), Toronto’s laziness and Antawn Jamison’s 16 point(!) fourth quarter earned the Cavs their first victory since March 19th against the Nets.  The win bring the Cavs’ record to 18-35, placing them 13th in the East and fourth worst in the NBA.

 

FINAL

Team 1 2 3 4 Total CLE 20 19 12 33 84 TOR 22 20 21 17 80 Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Sloan G 33:30 2-8 0-1 1-2 -10 2 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 M. Harris G 31:40 1-8 1-4 1-2 +3 0 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 4 T. Thompson C 24:14 2-6 0-0 2-3 -4 2 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 6 A. Jamison F 39:21 8-16 3-5 6-8 +8 1 8 1 1 0 2 0 1 25 A. Gee F 28:03 3-10 1-1 2-2 +25 1 7 2 0 0 0 2 4 9 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 25-73 5-17 29-40 9 39 16 6 6 3 4 18 84 Percentages .342 .294 .725 Team Rebounds: 11 L. Hudson 31:57 6-14 0-4 11-13 +14 0 2 7 1 3 0 0 3 23 S. Samuels 23:22 3-6 0-0 4-8 +9 3 7 1 2 1 0 0 4 10 O. Casspi 19:14 0-2 0-1 2-2 -21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 L. Walton 8:39 0-3 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S. Erden DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Gibson DNP – Torn Tendon Left Foot/ankle L. Harangody DNP – Inactive K. Irving DNP – Sprined Right Shoulder A. Parker DNP – Coach’s Decision A. Varejao DNP – Inactive Toronto Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. DeRozan G 38:05 10-16 1-2 7-8 +1 0 4 4 4 0 1 0 5 28 B. Uzoh G 34:14 4-8 0-0 1-1 +3 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 2 9 A. Gray C 21:33 2-3 0-0 0-2 -5 2 7 2 1 1 0 0 6 4 A. Bargnani F 35:44 8-22 1-5 2-4 -3 1 7 2 0 2 0 2 3 19 A. Anderson F 29:35 0-4 0-1 0-0 -13 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 31-73 3-15 15-24 10 49 13 14 5 4 3 29 80 Percentages .425 .200 .625 Team Rebounds: 11 L. Kleiza 28:25 2-9 1-6 3-3 +4 2 8 1 3 0 1 0 2 8 A. Johnson 20:54 1-1 0-0 1-4 +6 1 5 1 0 2 1 0 4 3 E. Davis 17:45 3-6 0-0 0-0 -6 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 J. Dentmon 13:46 1-4 0-1 1-2 -7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 S. Alabi DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Bayless DNP – Inactive J. Calderon DNP – Coach’s Decision G. Forbes DNP – Inactive J. Johnson DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Magloire DNP – Coach’s Decision +/-: Team net points while player in game TO: Turnovers PF: Personal Fouls BS: Blocked Shots BA: Blocks Against Game Info Technical Fouls: Toronto – L. Kleiza 1 Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto Attendance: 16,565 Officials: John Goble, Kane Fitzgerald, Olandis Poole Duration: 2:27
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