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TORONTO -- Guard/forward Terrence Ross scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game winning streak with 98-91 victory Friday.

Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas scored 10 points in the third quarter and finished the game with 18 while adding eight rebounds.

Guard Kyle Lowry added 14 points and nine assists for the Raptors (30-25). Guard DeMar DeRozan also scored 14.

Forward Luol Deng led the Cavaliers (22-34) with 21 points and 11 rebounds while guard Kyrie Irving scored 17 points and added nine assists. Forward Tristan Thompson scored 13 for Cleveland.

The Cavaliers win streak was their longest since recording eight consecutive victories from March 8-24, 2010.

The Raptors used a 37-point third quarter to take an 11-point lead into the fourth and stretched it 15 on a 3-pointer by forward Patrick Patterson.

Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack made two free throws to cut the lead to 10, but Lowry answered with a 3-pointer with 2:58 to play. Valanciunas put in a layup for his 14th point of the second half and a 13-point Toronto lead with 1:47 to play. Jack hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to six with 45.7 left. Toronto led by eight on a driving layup by guard/forward John Salmons. Deng's jumper cut the lead to six. The lead was down to five after Deng hit two free throws with 4.6 seconds to play, but DeRozan came back to sink two foul shots.

The Cavaliers took a five-point lead into the second half, but the Raptors took a 51-50 lead on a pull-up jumper by Ross with 8:18 left in the third quarter. Five straight points by Valanciunas and a dunk by forward Amir Johnson stretched Toronto's lead to six. A steal and layup by Ross followed by Patterson's 3-pointer bumped the Raptors lead to 71-58. Toronto led 76-65 after three quarters. The Cavaliers were 6-for-11 in free throws in the quarter.

Irving was 5-for-5 in free throws in the second quarter as his eight first-half points and six assists led the Cavaliers to a 44-39 lead at the intermission. Ross had 12 points for Toronto at the half.

Cleveland led 22-16 after the first quarter with center Spencer Hawes contributing five points after coming off the bench. Ross led all scorers with eight points in the quarter.

NOTES: C Spencer Hawes was on the bench Friday night after the Cavaliers acquired him in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. "He's a guy who can space the floor and is a very good passer, plays hard, very intelligent player," Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said. "We're a pick-and-roll team, so he'll help us in that area." ... G Nando De Colo was inactive for the game after the Raptors acquired him in a trade on Thursday that sent F Austin Daye to the San Antonio Spurs. ... The Cavaliers have two Toronto-born players, rookie F Anthony Bennett, who was the first Canadian selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft, and third-year F Tristan Thompson. ... F Amir Johnson started Friday, a move that put F Patrick Patterson on the bench after he started four straight games. Johnson missed two games with a sore ankle and was a reserve for the past two games.

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