Rookie Dion Waiters once again shined for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they defeated the Toronto Raptors by the score of 103-92 on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. With the win the Cavaliers improve to 20-38 on the season while the Raptors fall to 23-35.
In addition to Waiters’ 23 points, Shaun Livingston added 15 points in point guard Kyrie Irving’s absence, while Tristan Thompson stepped up to contribute 14 points on the night. Off the bench, Wayne Ellington scored 13 points, Marreese Speights added 11 points, and C.J. Miles earned 10 points in a total team effort and win for Cleveland.
Toronto received an outstanding performance from DeMar DeRozan with 34 points in the game while Rudy Gay added and additional 24 points on the night. Kyle Lowry added 11 points while Amir Johnson contributed 10 points in Toronto’s losing effort.
Coach Byron Scott was once again pleased with the performance of his team when he said in the post-game press conference:
“Good win for our guys. Fourth game in five nights, to come out and start the way we started the game and then end up winning the game, I think it just shows that we’re continuously trying to take steps in the right direction. We did a real good job of getting ourselves back into the game. After getting the lead, we kind of had a little low there, but we were able to close it out.”
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