Cavaliers face another key test against Raptors

What we can learn from Raptors' upcoming back-to-back

The Celtics beat Toronto earlier in the week, and now the Raptors are 55-21 on the season. Updates with new lead. Point guard Kyle Lowry, a 16.5-point scorer who attended alma mater Villanova's win over MI in the NCAA championship game Monday, had five points on 2-for-11 shooting while being defended primarily by Calderon.

In games where they score above 100 points, the Cavaliers are 45-17 and the Raptors are 51-13.

The Raptors used that second-quarter thievery to emerge with a 96-78 triumph at the Air Canada Centre that all but ensures Toronto the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. CJ Miles is the Raptors' leading reserve (10.1 ppg), but he didn't play against the Cavs in March.

"We had to rely on our defense tonight", DeRozan said. "I just missed shots". Worse than that is the damage it could cause internally, the mental toll it could take on a team made up of young players and guys hoping to exorcize their playoff demons.

The Raptors point guard, who can be downright old-man cranky for a good portion of the regular season, becomes Suzy Sunshine when his hometown hits the winner's circle. Toronto is 37-11 against the East, while Boston is 31-17.

"You always talk on offense about owning your space, and they owned our space all night", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

The victory for Toronto was their 56th this season - matching their franchise record of 2016 - while Boston recorded their lowest-scoring night of the season.

As Dwane Casey frequently points out, no outcome in any single game - or, in this case, set of games - at this time of the year will make or break them. I think, ultimately, that probably wore on us. Valanciunas leads in rebounds with 8.6 while Lowry tops in assists with 6.9.

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Boston's most recent loss was its first in seven games, while Toronto has lost three of its last four.

He was held to just five points and three assists by Cavaliers guard Jose Calderon on Tuesday. Boston scored 80 in a January 18 loss to Philadelphia.

"There's value to winning the next game and preparing to win the next game", Stevens said. For those guys it means being in rhythm offensively, executing defensively and feeling good physically, but so much of it is mental. He also has made 53.8 percent of his shots, including 36.8 percent of his long-range attempts. The previous meeting, Boston was running the floor and penetrating the paint continuously.

Toronto hosts Boston, with both teams playing for the second straight night.

"We don't hide from our goal", Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.

"We're nearly healthy and if we continue to play like we've been playing both offensively and defensively, get our star point guard back in George Hill, get our star coach back in T-Lue, then we'll see what happens", he said. He scored two points in 28 minutes and shot 1 of 9. Terry Rozier, who was rested due to ankle concerns against the Bucks, returned to the starting line up, although his contribution was insignificant. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are having huge seasons for Boston.

The Toronto Raptors are Raptoring; Golden State survived Russell Westbrook's onslaught and more from Tuesday's National Basketball Association action.

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