LeBron James has excelled at almost everything during his first 34 games as a pro. Winning on the road is one thing he and his teammates still have to work on.
The Cavaliers, 2-15 away from Gund Arena, are one win shy of matching last season’s road win total. Cleveland was the NBA’s worst road team last season at 3-38, however one of those wins came at Toronto.
James had 14 points on a poor shooting night, but his assists tied a career best. The 6-foot-7 guard leads Cleveland with 19.9 points and 6.2 assists per game.
“He’s the best rookie ever,” newly acquired Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury said of James. “I can’t describe it any more than that—he’s that good.”
Wagner, in his season debut, had four points in eight minutes. Diop had five rebounds and a blocked shot in 14 minutes.
While James has been a standout for the Cavs, the Raptors have been impressed with rookie forward Chris Bosh. Drafted fourth overall, Bosh is averaging 10.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. He leads all rookies with 7.2 rebounds a game.