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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Final Score: Third quarter dooms Cavs again, 100-96

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The Cavaliers built a lovely lead in the first half and then blew it. Again. Because that's what they do now, apparently.

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The Cavaliers looked great at the beginning of the game. They game out of the gates and punched the Toronto Raptors in the mouth and led by as much as 17 points. But then they had a really crappy end to the second quarter. And then the third quarter happened. It was awful and the Cavs blew the lead.

Toronto outscored Cleveland 33-19 in the third quarter. So much for fixing that. Here's what we think happens during halftime.

Kyrie Irving left the game with a shoulder sprain and did not return. That meant that the Cavaliers had to navigate a tight fourth quarter without their star. Instead, Dion Waiters did much of the heavy lifting in the final period. He scored 13 of his 21 points, but it wasn't enough. Toronto hit some shots, led by Amir Johnson and Kyle Lowry, and won the game 100-96.

The Cavs are making me sad.

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