Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/18/12
The Cavaliers welcomed Dion Waiters back to the lineup in this one, but it would make little difference as Cleveland once again lost to Cavalier Kryptonite, the Toronto Raptors. This one was close through 3 quarters, but the Raptors pulled away in the 4th quarter to snap their 11 game road losing streak. The Cavaliers were lead by Kyrie Irving’s 23 points and Anderson Varejao chipped in 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Raptors were lead by Jose Calderon’s 23 points and 4 players scored double digits off the bench. The Cavaliers also had a brief scare when Varejao had to leave the game with a knee injury. He was able to return, though, and was diagnosed with a bruised knee.   1 2 3 4 T TOR 22 27 29 35 113 CLE 29 24 23 23 99   Toronto Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. DeRozan G 36:17 4-9 0-1 8-8 +15 1 5 4 1 2 0 1 2 16 J. Calderon G 32:58 10-15 3-6 0-0 +7 2 5 6 4 2 0 1 2 23 J. Valanciunas C 18:55 3-6 0-0 2-4 -2 0 7 1 0 1 0 2 1 8 E. Davis F 24:23 2-7 0-0 0-0 -1 3 4 3 1 0 0 2 3 4 M. Pietrus F 16:25 1-4 1-3 0-0 -6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 3 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 39-75 12-24 23-27 13 36 25 14 8 2 7 24 113 Percentages .520 .500 .852 Team Rebounds: 6 A. Anderson 31:35 6-12 5-7 1-2 +20 4 6 2 1 1 0 1 4 18 A. Johnson 29:00 6-7 0-0 5-5 +16 2 6 4 2 1 1 0 5 17 L. Kleiza 20:46 2-6 0-3 6-7 +5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 10 J. Lucas Iii 15:07 4-7 2-3 1-1 +7 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 2 11 T. Ross 14:34 1-2 1-1 0-0 +9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Q. Acy DNP – Coach’s Decision A. Bargnani DNP – Inactive L. Fields DNP – Coach’s Decision A. Gray DNP – Coach’s Decision K. Lowry DNP – Inactive Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 37:18 9-16 2-5 3-5 +4 0 3 7 5 3 1 0 2 23 D. Waiters G 28:20 4-13 0-2 0-2 -17 0 0 4 3 0 1 2 4 8 A. Varejao C 38:37 5-12 0-0 12-16 -3 3 10 2 0 1 1 0 0 22 A. Gee F 40:42 6-8 1-1 2-3 -7 1 4 2 2 0 3 0 4 15 T. Thompson F 29:07 5-8 0-0 0-1 -4 7 9 1 2 1 1 0 4 10 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 36-70 7-16 20-30 11 33 19 15 6 7 2 26 99 Percentages .514 .438 .667 Team Rebounds: 9 C.J. Miles 30:00 4-7 2-4 3-3 -16 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 6 13 T. Zeller 15:42 1-2 0-0 0-0 -11 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 D. Gibson 14:45 2-3 2-3 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 L. Walton 4:20 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 D. Sloan 1:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 O. Casspi DNP – Coach’s Decision K. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Leuer DNP – Inactive J. Pargo DNP – Inactive S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision
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