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Game Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to continue their winning ways as they face the Toronto Raptors (9-6) in Toronto. Tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern on FoxSportsOhio.


In the last three games (all wins), Cleveland (11-3) is outscoring opponents by 13.7 points as the offense is averaging 113.7 points per contest on .523 shooting from the field, including .455 (40-88) from the three-point line, and 30.0 assists. They’re also outrebounding foes 45.0 to 33.0.

The Cavaliers have made at least 11 three-pointers in six of the last seven games and is averaging 10.2 three-pointers per game this season (3rd in NBA). The Wine and Gold closed out their homestand with a 117-103 win over Orlando on Monday, connecting on a season-high 18-35 (.514) shots from three-point territory, just one triple shy of tying their franchise record of 19 (11/15/14 vs. ATL).

In Monday’s win over Orlando, the Cavs dished out a season-high 34 assists on 43 field made field goals, while having just 10 turnovers. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 25.1 assists per contest (4th in NBA).

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Cleveland has won four of the last five meetings against Toronto, which includes a 3-1 mark versus the Raptors in 2014-15.

The Cavs won both contests at Air Canada Centre last season, where they averaged 112.5 points on .500 shooting from the field, including .429 (24-56) from the three-point line, 27.5 assists and just 11.0 turnovers.

Mo Williams is set to return tonight after missing the past two games. Matthew Dellavedova is questionable.

Cleveland Cavaliers starters:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT), Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT), Timofey Mozgov (Right Shoulder Strain, OUT) and Matthew Dellavedova (Left Calf Tightness, Questionable).

Toronto Raptors starters:

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: DeMar DeRozen
SF: DeMarre Carroll
PF: Luis Scola
C: Bismack Biyombo

Injuries: Jonas Valanciunas (Fracture of the Fourth Metacarpal, Left Hand, OUT)


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