On March 7, in the NBA regular season, the Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 104-96 at home, ending their three-game losing streak. The Raptors suffered a three-game losing streak. Markkanen scored 22 points and 12 rebounds, Mobley scored 20 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks, Garland scored 17 points and 10 assists, Osman scored 17 points, and Love scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. For the Raptors, Siakam scored 24 points, Boucher 21 points and 7 rebounds, Barnes 19 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, and Trent 19 points.
Garland assisted Markkanen to take the lead with a three-pointer, and Siakam responded with 2+1. The double-served start and the score was tight all the way. From 3 draws all the way to 25 draws, both teams were unable to pull the score apart. In the last three minutes of this quarter, Osman scored from a long shot, and Goodwin assisted Kevin Love to score a three-pointer. , the Cavaliers took a 5-point lead, but then Achuwa succeeded in two consecutive attacks, narrowing the point difference, and at the end of the first quarter, the Raptors fell behind 29-30.
In the second quarter, Barnes was fouled with a shot and made two free throws to tie the score to 30, but then Osman made two consecutive three-pointers, Goodwin assisted Love to score at the basket, and the Cavaliers made an 8-0 attack wave Pull the score away. After that, the Raptors were still unable to limit the Cavaliers’ offense. With 8 minutes and 24 seconds left in this quarter, Mobley assisted Osman with a three-pointer, and the Cavaliers’ lead opened to double digits. In the following game, the Cavaliers firmly dominated the field. After the second quarter, the Raptors fell behind 46-59.
In the first half of the game, Siakam had 11 points and 3 rebounds, Barnes had 10 points and 7 rebounds, Trent Jr. had 9 points, Boucher had 8 points and 5 rebounds, and Achuwa had 8 points. On the Cavaliers side, Markkanen had 18 points and 6 rebounds, Mobley had 6 points and 10 rebounds, Garland had 6 points and 8 assists, and Osman had 13 points.
After changing sides and fighting again, the Raptors turned on the scoring mode, Birch and Barnes blossomed more, and the Raptors came up with a 13-2 attack wave, which instantly caught up with the score. The Cavaliers fell into a scoring drought of more than 4 minutes, and only Osman broke through to get 2 points. Mobley caused damage and made a free throw to break the deadlock. In the following game, the Raptors’ offensive efficiency declined. Garland led the Cavaliers to regain the advantage. With 2 minutes and 54 seconds left in this quarter, Garland made a killing and made two free throws. , the Cavaliers led to double digits again, and by the end of the third quarter, the Raptors fell behind again 62-73.
In the last quarter, the Cavaliers chased after the victory, Mobley scored consecutive baskets, Kevin Love made a three-pointer, and the Cavaliers played a 9-2 attack wave to expand the lead to 18 points. After that, Siakam led the Raptors to play a 7-2 attack wave, narrowing the point difference, and the Cavaliers quickly suspended and adjusted. After the timeout, Mobley succeeded with a three-pointer and responded quickly. The Cavaliers maintained a double-digit lead, but Trent’s three-pointer and Burch’s 3+1 continued to help the Raptors narrow the point difference.
In the last 3 minutes of the game, Barnes hit the basket and helped the Raptors chase the difference to 8 points twice, but Garland and Mobley both responded. After that, Trent hit the basket, Garland made a mistake, and Boucher’s three-pointer helped the Raptors narrow the difference to 5 points. In the following game, Garland was fouled, and the free throw continued to expand its advantage. Trent made a wrong pass at a critical moment, Siakam missed the free throw, and the game gradually lost the suspense. In the end, the Raptors were powerless and could only swallow the defeat.