Dion Waiters scored 21 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in scoring as they fell to the Toronto Raptors by the score of 100-96 on Sunday, March 10, 2013. With the loss the Cavaliers drop to 21-42 on the season while the Raptors improve to 25-39.
In addition to Waiters’ 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 12 points in limited minutes while Tristan Thompson added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the starters. Off the bench, C.J. Miles led the reserves with 15 points while Marreese Speights added 11 points for Cleveland in their losing effort.
Alan Anderson led the Raptors in scoring with 18 points off the bench while Amir Johnson had a stand-up game with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Kyle Lowry added 15 points While Terrence Ross contributed 14 points to help lead the Raptors to victory.
Coach Byron Scott’s frustrations continued with third quarter meltdowns. In the post-game press conference he stated:
“We chalked that one up because of third quarter blunders. I asked the guys to tell me what it was or what it is in the last five games, what’s the reason for the way we come out the way we do in the second half and then I gave my opinion. It’s definitely something that we’ve got to fix because it’s not a good feeling to know that you played pretty well in the first half and then you come out the second half and play like that and you let a team come back and just kind of walk you down without much resistance.”
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