4 players the Cleveland Cavaliers should target

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The Toronto Raptors got their opportunity to shine in the spotlight and well, they did not disappoint beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 133-99. Mediocre on the road this season, the Cavs had dropped two of their first three games on this five-game road trip and sat in third place, below Toronto and the first-place Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings. "We're so fragile. I don't know where it kind of went wrong or what happened to switch back, but we've got to try to pick it back up and find it".

Sometimes, the Raptors have shown that they can get off to strong starts against a team like Cleveland but there have been times where they let the foot off the gas and the game gets away from them.

It was the second of a tough three-game stretch for the Raptors where they played the Southeast Division-leading Heat, the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers, and then the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

Thomas was very effective in his first two games, but his last few outings have been terrible.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Cedi Osman dunks during the first half of Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. ASSOCIATED PRESS

"I mean, I would hope not", James said. It also marks the third game in row in which Cleveland has allowed 127 or more points.

With Stephen Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.

"We just needed to settle down and focus", Nate McMillan said. Jakob Poeltl had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors. When a reporter referenced the comment, James was quick to point out that he never said the Cavs were guaranteed a rebirth in the playoffs.

"Lance is just a little dirty", LeBron said after Cleveland's 3rd straight loss. Throughout the past three games, the Cavaliers are giving up 129 points per game.

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Oladipo's 3 with 2:10 left gave IN the lead for good.

The two teams will wrap up their 4-game season series on January 26 in Cleveland.

Coach Lue, meanwhile, had a different perspective of their 7 loss in 10 games. "He's going to have to work out some kinks, but he'll be fine". The Timberwolves shot 56.7 percent (38 of 67) over the final three quarters to come from behind and win their fourth straight game and 11th of 14 overall.

At Thursday morning's shootaround, James discussed the Cavs' seemingly annual regular-season struggles, saying, "This is just us". Lowry was sidelined with a bruised tailbone, Ibaka suspended one game by the league for fighting in Monday's loss to the Miami Heat.

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Leading 30-24 after one quarter, the Raptors extended their lead in the second thanks to their bench.

Despite all of this DeMar DeRozan managed only 13 points but he led all players with eights assists.

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