Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/4/12
TORONTO (AP) -- Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points in leading the Toronto Raptors to their second straight win, 92-77 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors and Jose Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists. The Raptors took the lead late in the first quarter and held it the rest of the way for their second victory of the season over the Cavaliers. Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 19 points. Rookie Kyrie Irving added 12 points and Omri Casspi scored 10. Anderson Varejao led all rebounders with 13. Cleveland rookie forward Tristan Thompson of Brampton, Ont., scored one point in just under 17 minutes and was 0 for 5 from the field. The Raptors took a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter but the Cavaliers scored the first five points of the fourth. Leandro Barbosa responded by hitting a 34-foot jumper that brought a gasp from the crowd. DeRozan hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 8:52 to play in the third quarter to put Toronto into a 10-point lead. Led by Bargnani's 11 points in the third, the Raptors opened up a 66-51 lead going into the final quarter. The Raptors beat the Cavaliers 104-96 in the opening game of the season for both teams on Dec. 26 in Cleveland. But Cleveland (3-3) won three of their next four games before Wednesday's game and Toronto (3-3) lost three in a row before beating the New York Knicks 90-85 on Monday. Bargnani scored eight points and DeRozan had seven as Toronto led 21-18 after the first quarter. Toronto built the lead to nine points late in the second quarter but Cleveland cut it to four before DeRozan hit a 3-pointer with the last shot of the half, a 28-foot, pull-up jumper, to make it 46-39. DeRozan finished the first half with 15 points, going 3 for 3 on 3-pointers. Bargnani added 10 for Toronto while Jamison led all first-half scorers with 17 points for the Cavaliers. NOTES: Attendance was 14,468. ...The Raptors assigned centre Solomon Alabi to Bakersfield of the NBA Development League on Wednesday. ... Cleveland's 19-year-old rookie guard Irving was announced Wednesday as one of three Cavaliers placed on the ballot for voting for the NBA All-Star game with veterans Jamison and Varejao. ... Calderon, Bargnani and DeRozan were the Toronto players put on the ballot. ... Forward Samardo Samuels was not with the Cavaliers because of problems with his visa and passport. ... Cleveland assigned forward Christian Eyenga to the NBA Development League.
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