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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors, Game 22 preview and listings

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17) will host the Toronto Raptors (19-4) on the second night of a back-to-back Saturday. 

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: This Cavs lost to the Raptors 116-104 on Opening Night. 

Cavs minute: This will be the second of four matchups against the East-leading Raptors. … Rookie Collin Sexton has tallied double figures in scoring in each of his 11 starts this season. … He was averaging just 10.5 points on 40.7 percent from the field in 10 games off the bench. … Tristan Thompson recorded his 11th double-double of the season against the Celtics Friday night. … Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points on 5-of-14 from the field in the lopsided loss in Boston. Clarkson has tallied double figures in 19 of 21 games. … The Cavs suffered their worst loss of the season Friday night, losing to the Celtics by 33 points. … After a season-long two-game winning streak recently, the Cavs have dropped three in a row. … The Cavs ended the Raptors’ season at The Q in last year’s conference semifinals. 

Raptors minute: The Raptors, boasting the NBA’s best record, have won seven straight games. The last time the Raptors won seven consecutive was Feb. 27-Mar. 16 when the team recorded a franchise-best 11 straight victories. … Toronto has dropped 11 of the last 12 regular-season and playoff games at The Q since 2014. … A win Saturday against the Cavs would mark the fastest the Raptors have ever reached the 20-win mark (24 games). … Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 26 points Thursday night vs. Golden State. It marks the seventh time this season he has contributed 20-plus points, something he did only once in his first two NBA seasons. … Kawhi Leonard tallied a season-best 37 points against Golden State. It was his fifth 30-point game this season. … Danny Green, who arrived in a trade with Leonard this off-season, ranks first in the NBA in plus-minus rating (+263). He has finished with a plus rating 17 times. … Kyle Lowry ranks first in the NBA in assists per game (10.3). He has dished out 10 or more assists in 13 games. 

Probable starters


F Cedi Osman

F Larry Nance Jr.

C Tristan Thompson

G Rodney Hood

G Collin Sexton


F Kawhi Leonard

F Pascal Siakam

C Serge Ibaka

G Danny Green

G Kyle Lowry

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