Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Jose Calderon chipped in with 23 points and 6 dimes and Amir Johnson added 17 markers as the Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to three games with a 113-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Raptors snapped their 11-game road loss, and at the same time, booked their longest streak of the season, exploding for 64 points in the second to blow by the slumping Cavaliers.
Coming off his first triple-double of his career against the Houston Rockets, Calderon delivered another great performance to fill the void left by starting point guard Kyrie Lowry and forward Andrea Bargnani.
Calderon, the subject of trade rumors of late, dished out the ball well in the start of the third quarter as the Raptors began to build some momentum.
But the Cavs leaned on second-year guard Kyrie Irving, coming off a 41-point outburst against the New York Knicks, to lead the charge as the Cavs trailed, 78-76, at the end of the third.
However, the Raptors unleashed a 14-4 run with just three minutes left in the final quarter.
By scoring 35 points in the fourth quarter, the Raptors eventually put away the Cavs.
Irving scored 23 points and dished 7 dimes while Anderson Varejao racked up 22 points and 10 boards despite hurting his knee.
The Cavaliers have already dropped 10 of their last 11 games and are now 5-21 this season.