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Raptors 100, Cavaliers 96

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TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry drained a fade-away jumper with 14.2 seconds remaining, and the Toronto Raptors picked up a 100-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

With the shot clock running down, Lowry spun off his man and made his shot from the elbow, sending the Air Canada Centre crowd into frenzy.

Lowry finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Alan Anderson had a team-high 18 points for Toronto.

Cleveland's Dion Waiters finished with a game-high 21 points.

Late in the third quarter, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving ran into the Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas and went down favoring his left shoulder. Irving took the ensuing two free throws but then left the game. He finished with 12 points, four assists and four rebounds.

The Raptors opened the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run to open an eight-point lead. However, the Cavaliers soon responded with a 7-2 run, tying the score at 94.

Toronto (25-39) trailed 55-46 at halftime before turning the game around.

After technical fouls on Valanciunas and Lowry for arguing calls, Toronto went on an 8-2 run to cut the Cleveland lead to three.

Terrence Ross got the crowd on its feet with an attempted 360-dunk -- he tipped in the rebound for two points.

Anderson then hit one of his three 3-pointers, cutting the Cavaliers' lead to two.

With less than a minute remaining in the third period, Anderson drained both his free throws. On the next procession, Landry Fields hit a shot off the glass as Toronto took a 79-74 lead into the fourth.

C.J. Miles had 13 and Irving nine as the Cavs led 55-46 at halftime.

Cleveland (21-42) used separate 9-0 and 6-0 runs to take a 27-20 lead after one quarter.

NOTES: The teams split the four-game season series. ... Sunday marked Tristan Thompson's fourth game in his native Toronto. The Cavaliers forward finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. "He seems to have calmed down and understands that it's still a business trip," Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said. "Even though you're at home and the reason we're here is to try to win a basketball game." ... The Raptors changed time zones four times on their recent road trip and finished 1-3. ... Toronto will play 18 of its final 19 against the Eastern Conference. ... Toronto's Andrea Bargnani did not play Sunday due to a right elbow strain suffered in Friday's loss to the Lakers. Bargnani is scheduled to have tests on the elbow Monday. According to Raptors coach Dwane Casey, Quincy Acy could be recalled from the D League if Bargnani's injury is long term. Bargnani missed 26 games earlier this season with a torn right ligament and strained right wrist. ... Raptors forward Rudy Gay was a late scratch due to back stiffness.
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