Cleveland takes on Toronto, looks to end 3-game slide

March 5, 2022 GMT

Toronto Raptors (34-29, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (36-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the matchup against Toronto after losing three straight games.

The Cavaliers are 21-16 in Eastern Conference games. Cleveland averages 106.7 points while outscoring opponents by 3.4 points per game.

The Raptors have gone 23-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 35.3% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Cavaliers won 144-99 in the last matchup on Dec. 26.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.3 points and 10.9 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Darius Garland is averaging 28.6 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and five assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.


LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 106.6 points, 41.4 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points per game.

Raptors: 4-6, averaging 107.9 points, 43.2 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points.

INJURIES: Cavaliers: Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: day to day (toe), Caris LeVert: out (foot).

Raptors: David Johnson: day to day (knee), Fred VanVleet: out (knee), D.J. Wilson: out (knee), Thaddeus Young: day to day (illness), OG Anunoby: out (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.