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Tuesday, March 25th (All times Eastern)

Toronto Raptors (39-30) at Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry will try to lead the Toronto Raptors to another victory when they visit Cleveland Tuesday for a matchup with the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

DeRozan and Lowry have been a nice 1-2 punch for the Raptors, the current leaders of the Atlantic Division by two games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors will also visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and have an 18-16 mark outside Air Canada Centre. They have alternated wins and losses over the past four games and improved to 7-4 in the last 11 with Sunday's 96-86 triumph over the Atlanta Hawks.

Lowry netted 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Raptors take the stanza by a 36-15 margin. Lowry has scored 19 or more points in each of the last nine games, averaging 22.6 points in that time, and has recorded an average of 24.2 ppg through the previous five.

"We didn't start off playing at a high level," said Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez, who finished with 12 points. "In the third quarter we were a little better, then we got it going in the fourth."

Vasquez is averaging 14.3 points in his last four games. DeRozan ended with 21 points and is posting 24.1 ppg since the All-Star break. Raptors forward Amir Johnson (knee) is probable for Tuesday.

Toronto is two road wins shy of matching a franchise best (20) set back in 2000-01 and has never finished a season with a .500 or better record as the visitor. Raptors coach Dwane Casey needs four wins to reach 100 victories with the team.

The Raptors last posted 40 total wins in a season in 2009-10 (40-42) and the fastest team to reach 40 wins was the 1999-00 squad after 70 games. The current unit can match that with a win over the Cavaliers.

Cleveland ended a four-game losing streak its last time out in a 106-100 victory over the surging New York Knicks Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks had won eight in a row.

Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting and handed out 10 assists to lead Cleveland. Dion Waiters scored 22 points and has started the last four games in place of injured guard Kyrie Irving (biceps). Waiters is averaging 23.8 points and 6.3 assists in that period.

The Knicks, who had a 17-point lead at one point, played to a 61-46 halftime lead, but came out sloppy in the second half. The Cavaliers recorded a 60-39 advantage over the final 24 minutes to stun the MSG crowd and send the Knicks to their first loss since March 3 at Detroit.

"Coach (Mike Brown) gave us a pretty good talking to at halftime. He challenged us. He lit a fire underneath us. The guys responded and came out and played well," said Jack.

The Cavs outscored the Knicks 40-24 in the paint and shot a season-high 60.9 percent for the game. It was Cleveland's best performance from the floor since making 62.7 percent versus Houston on March 21, 1996. The Cavs only missed seven shots in the second half (23-of-30).

Cleveland will try to stop a five-game home losing streak versus Toronto and has a 15-20 record at the Q. The Cavs still have hope on making a playoff push, but sit five games off the eighth spot.

Toronto is 2-0 against Cleveland this season and has won five of its last six games in the Forest City.

03/25 10:24:17 ET

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Local
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
Final
DUKE 94
WAKE 51
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
Final
TOR 112
CLE 120
 
Final
BOS 85
UTA 84
 
Final
MIN 85
DEN 100
Final
NOP 88
DET 85
 
Final
MIA 100
LAL 94
 
Final
HOU 100
MEM 102
 
Final
OKC 123
PHI 118
 
Final
SAN 112
SAC 85
 
2nd
GSW 25
MIL 19
 
1st
LAC 24
POR 27
 
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 67
HART 63
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
Final
TULA 63
HOU 68
 
Final
YALE 71
HOW 62
 
Final
PITT 63
MIAMI 67
 
Final
TXPA 48
NMST 69
 
Final
MSU 72
PURD 66
 
Final
STLU 48
BONA 64
 
Final
DUKE 94
WAKE 51
 
Final
TULSA 47
CIN 56
 
Final
VANDY 66
MSST 56
 
Final
OKST 82
TCU 70
 
Final
UCLA 85
USC 74
 
Final
WYO 76
UTST 53
 
2nd
MARQ 49
STJ 61
 
2nd
EILL 62
SIUE 53
 
Half
FRES 32
AFA 23
 
Half
NEV 32
COLST 41
 
Half
ILL 31
NEB 25
 
Half
SJST 21
BSU 38
 
11:00pm Tonight
ORST
OREG
11:00pm Tonight
UNLV
SDST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
UCSB
 
Final
WIN 1
OTT 3
 
Final
DET 2
NYR 1
 
1st Intermission
ANA 1
MON 0
 
1st Intermission
COL 0
PIT 0