Cavaliers tally worst defensive half of season against Raptors

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The Cavaliers maintain setting marks for worst defensive performances in video games this season.

On Wednesday they allowed probably the most factors in a half which was additionally probably the most factors the Raptors recorded via any 24-minute stretch as they trailed Toronto seventy nine-sixty four on the break.

LeBron James performed properly within the first half with 15 factors, eight assists and 4 rebounds, however the Raptors bench overshadowed something Cleveland might do.

Toronto acquired 35 factors on 14-of-26 capturing from their bench within the first half alone. The reserves additionally hit 6 of 9 three-pointers together with one within the last second from Fred VanVleet which gave the Raptors the season-excessive seventy nine first-half factors.

“We had an actual robust time controlling the basketball,” Cavaliers assistant coach Larry Drew, who’s standing in for Tyronn Lue, informed ESPN on the break.

VanVleet completed with 14 factors and went four for five from three-level vary within the first half.

“We turned over the ball an excessive amount of and gave up too many three’s to their bench,” Drew advised ESPN.