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Final Score: Raptors prey on wounded Cavs 112-96

Isaac Okoro shines in Cleveland’s 40th loss of the season

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Go do yourself a favor and check out tonight’s SUPER MOON and spin the ‘ole Tankathon Wheel — close your eyes and dream big, my friends. Despite this bummer of a season finale, there are reasons to remain hopeful.

The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-40) traveled to Tampa tonight to battle the Toronto Raptors (26-35) short a few soldiers and...well, they lost. Final Score: 96-112.

Coming into tonight’s matchup down 7 players, the Cavs found a way to keep things close through 3 quarters, ultimately falling victim to missed shots, missed players and missed dishes (13 TO).

Isaac Okoro played with creativity and excitement, and it showed on the stat sheet as he scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Finding the open lane, popping to the perimeter, dunking and digging in on defense, the 20-year-old guard proved once again that his stock is rising on the wave of his mixed skill set.

Darius Garland did his best to get his teammates involved contributing 10 assists with a lackluster 13 points. Dean Wade and Damyean Dotson chipped in a respectable 20 points coming off the bench.

The Cavs, playing a team that ranks 3rd in the league for three pointers made per game, did a solid job guarding the perimeter. The Raptors went 8-of-29 from beyond the arc, missing all eight attempts in the second quarter.

Toronto had something to fight for as they work to climb their way to a potential spot in the NBA play-in tournament. Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby combined for 45 points on 20-for-34 shooting, while Kyle Lowry dished out 10 assists.

Up Next: Cavs take on the struggling Orlando Magic at home on Wednesday. Tipoff at 7 p.m.